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Cherry Cheese Delight

"You couldn't ask for anything more than a nutty crust topped with a smooth cream cheese mixture and sweet cherries," assures Kathy Branch of West Palm Beach, Florida. Since this dessert is made the night before, you don't have to worry about last-minute fuss.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and brown sugar. Stir in butter until crumbly. Lightly pat into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread filling over crust. Top with pie filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 344 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Nov 1, 2020

    We used strawberry pie filling and it turned our great. Any pie filling will do. Yummy!

  • hchambers
    Jun 22, 2017

    This is a delicious and easy dessert. It is also good with blueberry pie filling on top.

  • donna-mccallum
    May 9, 2015

    Easy to make and everyone loved it

  • Vick0755
    Apr 15, 2014

    The family loves this recipe. I stayed with the recipe as written.. GREAT

  • marladanielson
    Jun 4, 2013

    Delicious, easy to make, loved the pecan crust.

  • Safety Sue
    May 28, 2013

    This is very similar to a recipe I grew up with from Dream Whip, it was called Cherry Doodle! Light refreshing desert that won't put you over the top full!

  • Sznn99
    Jun 2, 2012

    My mother had made this recipe for years to take to church gatherings and never brought any home. Now that she is gone, we make it frequently for holiday gatherings. Highly recommend

  • pohl1959
    Dec 2, 2010

    Excellent dessert!!

  • mustapha
    Dec 17, 2009

    This dessert really is great. It has been requested many times and remains special at home and at potlucks.

  • dorbisc
    Dec 1, 2009

    I thought this was a buetiful looking cake