Cherry Delight Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


9 servings

Updated: Oct. 30, 2023
This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to prepare. “My husband also likes this dessert when I substitute blueberry pie filling,” notes Lanae Powell of McPherson, Kansas.
Cherry Delight Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed (3 cups)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  1. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. square pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Spoon pie filling over top. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
Cherry Delight Dessert Tips

What are some variations of cherry delight?

It’s easy to put a fun and personal spin on cherry desserts like this one. Swap the graham cracker crumbs in the crust for crushed Oreo cookies or gingersnaps. Add vanilla or almond extract to the cream cheese filling for a flavor boost. Or, replace the cherry pie filling with any flavor that suits your fancy, whether it's apple, strawberry, peach or blueberry, just to name a few. You could also make this dessert more similar to cherry yum yum by adding a second layer of the cream cheese and whipped topping mixture on top of the cherry pie filling, and finishing the dessert with crushed graham cracker crumbs. (If you go this route, you may need to increase the ingredient amounts to create the extra layers.)

How long will cherry delight last?

When properly stored and wrapped, cherry delight should last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. It will likely taste even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld. Be sure to cover the pan tightly with a layer of plastic wrap or a sheet of aluminum foil (or both) before storing.

Can you freeze cherry delight?

Definitely! After the cream cheese layer has fully set in the refrigerator, wrap the pan as directed and freeze for up to 3 months. (Wait to add the pie filling until right before serving.) When you're ready to eat, allow the dessert to thaw in the refrigerator before adding the pie filling. Once your cherry delight is gone, here are more no-bake summer desserts that will keep your kitchen cool!

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 177 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.