Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert Recipe
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Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert Recipe

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I like the combination of this sweet treat's soft, creamy filling and crunchy crust with a wonderfully nutty flavor. the layer of cherries on top makes for a beautiful presentation. It's not difficult--and is simply delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 408 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into crushed cookies until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pie filling and extracts; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with filling. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert in Country Woman March/April 2005, p29

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WJSymons User ID: 2585705 141999
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"This is the best no-bake cheesecake recipe I've come across so far. Easy and delicious. Every time I serve this I'm asked for the recipe."

pallen0703 User ID: 4481064 108543
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"The pecan shortbread crust makes this dessert delicious!! Will definitely make again!! So easy!!"

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 54896
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Simply Delicious!!! Thanks for sharing"

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