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Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert

Pretty layers of graham cracker crumbs, tasty filling and fruit topping make these cream cheese desserts a standout! For a nice change, you can substitute blueberry pie filling or another fruit flavor for the filling called for in the recipe. —Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Divide among 8 dessert dishes, about 4 rounded teaspoonfuls in each.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk until blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Spoon 1/4 cup into each dish. Top with pie filling, about 1/4 cup in each.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 418 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • benkatedeb
    Jan 17, 2020

    I also have made this as a pie, slightly different filling though: 1 pkg Dream whip, prepared or a carton of cool Whip, mixed with a blend of 8 oz cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Also very good with drained canned slice peaches on top.

  • Lisa
    Feb 4, 2019

    This dessert has wonderful flavor, but will not thicken ... I use 1/2 a small tub of cool whip to help “firm” it up.

  • Carol
    Mar 13, 2018

    I have made this dessert for 30 years using Philadelphia Orig Cream Cheese and Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk; it is a family favorite. However, recently have found the mixture not to jell or become solid enough to cut. Any suggestions what has happened? I am encouraged to ask TOH readers because friends have similar experience and we cannot solve.

  • Chewatt
    Nov 26, 2017

    No comment left

  • Rascal I
    Jul 4, 2017

    The recipe does not say how long to chill the dessert before serving. I followed the ingredients carefully, but it seems a bit thin also a little too sweet. Next time I will try it with less of the condensed milk or more cream cheese. I hope it thickens after chilling or I will be going to the grocery store to purchase a dessert for my potluck tonight!

  • Zuker
    Mar 31, 2017

    I have been making this recipe in pie form for years and years. When my nieces and nephews were young, they asked for this instead of birthday cake. Making it in individual servings is a great idea. It is a wonderful dessert and is very versatile regarding the topping. The fact that it is so incredibly easy makes it almost irresistible!

  • shermanhenryfloyd
    Mar 27, 2017

    Recipes for Taste Of Home don't have to be "original". Some cooks are new and have not been making this recipe for 50 years. This was delicious and light, versatile dessert and a "keeper"!

  • beakpea
    Mar 26, 2017

    This is an excellent recipe, but my mom was making this in a pie 50 years ago...the only thing different is its split into single servings...not really original.

  • slocook805
    Mar 26, 2017

    I make this in a graham pie shell and it's delicious and is my son's favorite pie how ever it makes 6 servings. 8 servings would be a skimpy tease.

  • tsuop
    Mar 26, 2017

    Cherry Delight in single servings............ "delightful"