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 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 108543
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

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

kaitlyn'smommy 54896
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Simply Delicious!!! Thanks for sharing"

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