Cherry Cheesecake Lush Layers



Cherry Cheesecake Lush Layers is an indulgent dessert that combines the rich flavors of cheesecake with the freshness of cherries, all layered into a creamy, no-bake treat. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert is sure to impress with its beautiful presentation and delightful taste.

Preparation Time:

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2-4 hours (or overnight)
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours 30 minutes


  • Crust:
    • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Cheesecake Layer:
    • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Cherry Layer:
    • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • Whipped Topping Layer:
    • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed or 2 cups homemade whipped cream


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter.
    • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to form the crust. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Cheesecake Layer:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
    • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
    • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Assemble the Layers:
    • Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the prepared crust.
    • Carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake layer, spreading it evenly.
    • Spread the Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream over the cherry layer, creating an even top layer.
  4. Chill:
    • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the layers to set and the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve:
    • Once chilled, slice into squares and serve. Garnish with additional cherries or a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs if desired.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve chilled, as is, or with a dollop of additional whipped cream.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra touch of elegance.

Cooking Tips:

  • Ensure the cream cheese is fully softened to avoid lumps in the cheesecake layer.
  • For a firmer crust, you can bake the graham cracker crust at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes and then let it cool before adding the layers.
  • Feel free to substitute the cherry pie filling with your favorite fruit pie filling, such as blueberry or strawberry.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Cherries: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, contributing to overall health.
  • Cream Cheese: Provides calcium and protein.
  • Graham Crackers: Offer some fiber and whole grains.

Dietary Information:

  • Vegetarian
  • Can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free graham crackers.


Cherry Cheesecake Lush Layers is a delightful and visually stunning dessert that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering. With its creamy cheesecake layer, sweet cherry topping, and light whipped cream, it’s a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Easy to prepare and always a crowd-pleaser, this no-bake dessert is a must-try. Enjoy each luscious bite!


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