classic Cherry Delight recipe

Here’s a classic Cherry Delight recipe for you to enjoy:


For the crust:

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

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (or 8 ounces whipped topping)

For the topping:

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to form an even crust.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, and beat until well combined and creamy.
  • Gently fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping until evenly incorporated.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust in the baking dish, smoothing it out into an even layer.
  1. Add the Topping:
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the cream cheese layer, spreading it out to cover the entire surface.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Refrigerate the Cherry Delight for at least 4 hours, or until set and chilled.
  • Once chilled, slice into squares and serve cold.

Enjoy this delightful and classic Cherry Delight as a refreshing dessert!

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