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Cherry Delight

Rich whipping cream and cream cheese on a graham cracker crust and topped with cherry pie filling makes Cherry Delight, a classic dessert recipe that is always popular!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Delight
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 9 pieces
Calories 424kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Equipment

  • 8 x 8" Baking Dish
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Hand Mixer
  • Liquid Measuring Cup

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Topping

  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling

Instructions

Crust

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs with sugar. Pour melted butter over mixture and toss lightly. Pat firmly over a 9" square baking dish.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a cold mixing bowl beat whipping cream until a stiff peak forms.
  • Beat cream cheese well. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Blend in whipped cream and stir well. Spread mixture over crumb crust.

Topping

  • Pour pie filling over top. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight

Notes

  • Brown sugar in the crust can be substituted for white sugar
  • Whipping cream can be substituted for whipped topping or Dream Whip. whipping cream will offer the richest flavor profile
  • Any flavor of pie filling can be used, but we find cherry to be the most popular
  • Refrigerate at least 8 hours for a firm dessert that is easier to cut and serve
  • Pie filling can be spooned over each individual piece for a beautiful presentation

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg