Cherry Cheesecake Lush

Cherry Cheesecake Lush is a delightful layered dessert featuring graham cracker crust, a creamy cheesecake layer, cherry pie filling, and whipped topping. Here’s a simple recipe for Cherry Cheesecake Lush:


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

For the Cherry Layer:

  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

For Topping:

  • Additional whipped topping for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to create an even crust.
  1. Prepare the Cheesecake Layer:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Fold in the whipped topping until evenly incorporated.
  • Spread the cheesecake mixture over the graham cracker crust.
  1. Add the Cherry Layer:
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake layer, spreading it evenly.
  1. Chill:
  • Refrigerate the dessert for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the layers to set.
  1. Serve:
  • Before serving, you can add an additional layer of whipped topping if desired.
  1. Optional Garnish:
  • Garnish with extra graham cracker crumbs, grated chocolate, or fresh cherries for an extra touch.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Cut into squares and serve chilled.

This Cherry Cheesecake Lush is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for gatherings or potlucks. Feel free to get creative and customize the recipe to suit your preferences.

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