Indulge in the classic flavors of a delightful cherry dessert with this easy-to-make recipe. A buttery graham cracker crust topped with a creamy filling and sweet cherry pie filling makes this dessert a crowd-pleaser.


This Classic Cherry Delight recipe is a perfect combination of creamy, sweet, and tangy flavors. It requires minimal effort to prepare and is a great dessert option for any occasion. The contrast of the smooth filling with the crunchy crust and juicy cherries creates a delightful treat that everyone will enjoy.



  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 container cool whip, 8 ounces
  • 1 can cherry pie filling, 21 ounces



  1. Add the butter to a medium bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.
  2. Add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar and mix well to combine.
  3. Pat the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a sprayed 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside.


  1. Add the cream cheese to a large bowl. Mix with a mixer until the cream cheese is smooth and free of any lumps.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add the cool whip and mix until the cool whip and cream cheese are combined, but don’t overmix.
  4. Spread the filling evenly over the graham cracker crust, using a spoon or offset spatula.
  5. Spoon the cherry pie filling over the top and carefully spread it evenly over the filling.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. It’s recommended to leave it overnight for best results.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOKING TIME: 0 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Kcal: 320 calories per serving


Store any leftovers of this Classic Cherry Delight in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. It should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.


For a twist, you can try using different fruit pie fillings like blueberry or raspberry instead of cherry. You can also experiment with adding nuts or chocolate shavings on top for added texture and flavor.

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