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Cherry Dessert Recipes

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Bright red cherries lend their sweet or tart flavor to many desserts. This page contains cherry dessert recipes.


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March 4, 2010

This is a delicious dessert recipe that everyone loves and also my husband's latest favorite. Very easy!


Crust: Filling:



Press into baking pan. Bake at 300 degrees F. for 45 min to 1 hour until golden brown. Chill or cool completely before adding filling.


Mix together and pour onto crust once crust has cooled. Top with canned cherries. Then top with Cool Whip!

Source: Someone brought this dish to a New Year's Day dinner and my husband loved it so much and it was so simple that I duplicated the recipe for him the next week! One recipe of sand tarts is used for the crust and a cherry cheese cake with whipped topping for the filling!

By Michelle L. from Lanett, AL

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January 6, 2010

Best dessert I've had this holiday season. Adaptable for any season or occasion. Presents beautifully and is probably not going to be duplicated at a covered dish event.





Grease cookie sheet. Beat cream cheese and sugar together. Add almond extract, almonds and cherries. Set aside.

Meanwhile, open crescent roll. Lay out on cookie sheet. Pinch together so that it is one single sheet of dough. Try to make it into a rectangle. (I sometimes take a little water to make seams stick together.)

Spread cream cheese mixture down the middle of strip of dough. Leave about 2-1/2 inches around the edges. Make 1/2" slits down each side. Fold strips across each other forming a braid. Close each end well. Then form into desired shape; a candy cane, heart shape, shamrock, bell, wreath, etc. according to the occasion.

Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 375 for 18 - 20 minutes. Cool completely, then drizzle glaze on top. Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp. milk until smooth. Drizzle over pastry. I decorate with more cherries and almonds.

Servings: Varies according to how large you want your servings to be
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
18-20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Favorite of one of my friends

By Sandy from Elon, NC

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May 1, 2010


  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cream cheese (8oz.)
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


Crush graham crackers and mix with brown sugar and margarine. Pat into 9x13 inch pan. Mix powdered sugar with cream cheese and fold in 1 cup Cool Whip. Spread on crust. Pour pie filling over that layer. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 30, 2012

These are yummy and inexpensive to make. My husband loves these!


Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 9-12


  • 1 cup margarine ($.35)
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs ($.89)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can cherry pie filling ($2.49)


  1. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time. Add dry ingredients and mix.
  3. Spread all but 1 1/2 c. of batter in greased jelly roll pan.
  4. Spread pie filling over dough. Spread remaining batter on top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  6. Can be drizzled with powdered sugar frosting, if you so desire.
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June 16, 2010


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 20 graham crackers
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
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  • 2 cans cherry pie filling


Before: put mixing bowl and beaters in fridge to cool. Crush graham crackers; mix in small bowl with butter and brown sugar. Put graham cracker mixture in 9x13 inch pan. Whip whipping cream in large bowl. Fold in marshmallows. Put whipping cream and marshmallow mixture on top of cracker crust. Pour cherry pie filling over it. Sprinkle with more cracker crumbs. Refrigerate overnight. Serves 12

By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 10, 2011

You can use cherry pie filling or just about any other kind of pie filling you like for this recipe.

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March 6, 20090 found this helpful

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch non-stick pan. Carefully mix dry cake mix, cake mix ingredients and pie filling in a large bowl with rubber scraper. Carefully spread mixture in pan.

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March 6, 20060 found this helpful

Add condensed milk to cherry pie filling, stir well, add pineapple, mix well. Add marshmallows and mix well. Fold in Cool Whip. Chill before serving...

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September 16, 2012

This is a great, elegant dessert suitable for every day or special occasions.

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July 20, 2011

I love most any recipe with cherry pie filling in it!

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April 27, 2011

Put mixing bowl and beaters in refrigerator before-hand to cool. Crush graham crackers, mix in small bowl with butter and sugar. Put graham cracker mixture in 9x13 inch pan. Whip whipping cream in large bowl.

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January 14, 2009

Combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into 9 inch square pan. Chill. Stir chocolate and water over low heat until smooth. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in chocolate. Fold into Cool Whip. Spread over crumbs. Top with pie filling. Chill. Garnish with remaining Cool Whip.

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May 16, 20080 found this helpful

Two recipes for Cherry Delight

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February 13, 2008

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Unroll pie crusts on work surface. Sprinkle crusts with sugar; press in lightly. Cut 16 rounds from crusts with a 3-3/8 to 3-1/2-inch round cookie cutter.

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July 7, 2006

Cherry Strudel recipe. To prepare filling, in a medium saucepan, mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Stir in cherries, water, lemon zest, and vanilla.. Cook over medium heat until bubbling and thickened...

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August 10, 20050 found this helpful

A yummy baked dish using cherry pie filling.

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June 30, 20050 found this helpful

Mix well; refrigerate. (Can be frozen)

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June 1, 20050 found this helpful

Cover with gelatin mixture. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved orange segments.

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December 7, 2009

Does anyone have a recipe for cherry mash desserts?

By Kathy

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

Wow. I have never heard of those before. Here are some I found:

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http://www.ehow  -mash-candy.html

http://www.reci  /cherry-mash.asp

http://allrecip  andy/Detail.aspx

http://www.reci  Mash-Bars-190639

This one looks a bit different as it uses cherry pie filling:

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I didn't even know there was such a thing as 'cherry' chips.

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December 9, 20090 found this helpful

I remember fondly the Twin Bing candy. I didn't know it was ever called Cherry Mash. I just remember it was very sweet and good.

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December 9, 20090 found this helpful

Hi. I have this one in a church cookbook, hope it is what your looking for.

Cherry Mash Bonbons

1 stick oleo, softened, 1tsp. vanilla

1 can Eagle brand milk, 1 can cherry frosting

1 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips or

1pkg. chocolate almond bark

2.75 oz. paraffin

1 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, chopped fine.

1 lb. peanuts, chopped very fine

2 lb. powered sugar

Mix softened oleo, milk, cherries chopped fine, (if you use the cherry juice you may need to use more powered sugar.) Add cherry frosting, powered sugar and vanilla. Roll into small balls. Freeze. In top of double boiler melt almond bark OR chocolate chips with paraffin. Add peanuts. Dip cherry mash balls in melted chocolate mixture, with a toothpick. Lay on wax paper to harden. Place in a contained. Can freeze.

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

Cherry Mash Candy Bars are only made in St Joseph Missouri and can usually only be purchased within the state. They are like the Twin Bing but Cherry Mash are so much better!

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April 27, 20110 found this helpful

I'm looking for a dessert recipe that calls for a graham cracker crust, cherry pie filling, and has a cool whip/cream cheese mixture for the top.

Judy from Marion


Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

Funny, you should ask as I am making the exact same pie right now.

  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1/2 box confectioner sugar
  • small tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 can pie filling(your choice) I am using cherry

Mix it altogether and pour into a ready made Graham Cracker crust

Refrigerate a few hours(I like to make mine a day ahead)

Voila! Best darn cheesecake you have tasted and no fuss, no bake.

Hope this helps Carolyn (11/22/2006)

By Carolyn

Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of margarine
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 2 cans of cherry pie filling
  • 8 oz. cool whip
  • 1/2 bag miniature marshmallows
I put the stick of margarine in my pan and put it in my oven until it melts. When the margarine is melted, I add the graham crackers and mix and pat to make the crust. I add the 2 cans of cherry pie filling on top of the crust, then I mix the cool whip with the marshmallows and put this on top of the pie filling. Chill and serve. I love this recipe, too.

By Lisa

Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

Here you have the Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe:


  • 1 (20 oz.) can pitted sour cherries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 envelope (1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust


Let cherries sit in juice with 1/4 cup sugar for 2 hours. Drain juice off cherries into a saucepan. Soften gelatin in the cherry juice. Mix in egg yolks and salt. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes, until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract, red food color, and cherries. Chill until thick, but not coagulated.

In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cherry mixture. Fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain. Pour into graham cracker crust. Chill in refrigerator.

I hope it will be helpful.


By salah from Alexandria - Egypt

Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

When I was in the store recently, I saw a tub of Philadelphia Cream Cheese that was already sweetened for a pie. It is a nice size tub. All you have to do is put the mixture in a purchased graham cracker crust. Then you put on the pie filling on top. Talk about easy? Super!

Linda (11/22/2006)

By quickcooker

Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

My brother makes something called a Cherry Yum Yum maybe you can find it on or here in thriftyfun. I don't have time to look it up, but it is wonderful and you can substitute the cherries with pineapple. Both are delicious.
Good Luck (11/27/2006)

By Sfrench1124

Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe"cherry yum YUM

There's too many recipes for cherry yum YUM. As a child my aunt Judy made this holiday favorite. Did she use dream whip? What about lemon juice? I guess I'll try it all. I'll let you know. (11/21/2007)

By Misty

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June 16, 20100 found this helpful


  • Graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup milnot
  • 1 lg. Cream cheese
  • 2 packages. Dream whip
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 can cherry pie mix


Beat dream whip and milnot. Add confectioners sugar, cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Chill 1 hour. Add cherry pie mix to crust and spread remaining dream whip mixture on top.

By Trudy from Springfield, IL


No-Bake Cherry Dessert Pie

This sounds yummy! (10/25/2006)

By imaqt1962

RE: No-Bake Cherry Dessert Pie

No-Bake Cherry Dessert Pie

What is "milnot"? (10/25/2006)

By Exasperated

No-Bake Cherry Dessert Pie

Milnot is a type of canned milk. it will be found where the evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk is found (10/25/2006)

By imaqt1962

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