Cherry Cheesecake Lush: A Tempting Layered Dessert Delight

Indulge in the sheer decadence of our Cherry Cheesecake Lush, a dessert that combines heavenly flavors to create an unforgettable treat. This dessert is ideal for any occasion, featuring a crumbly graham cracker crust, a rich and creamy cheesecake filling, a vibrant layer of cherry pie filling, and a light and airy whipped topping. This layered dessert is not only visually appealing but also delicious on the palate, making it the ideal end to any meal.


For the Graham Cracker Crust:

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

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 oz (2 blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip)

For the Cherry Layer:

  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

For the Whipped Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to form the crust. Refrigerate to set while preparing the filling.
  1. Cheesecake Layer:
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until creamy. Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping gently until the mixture is uniform.
  1. Assemble Cheesecake Layer:
  • Spread the cheesecake filling evenly over the chilled crust.
  1. Add Cherry Layer:
  • Carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake layer, spreading evenly.
  1. Add Whipped Topping:
  • Dollop the remaining whipped topping over the cherry layer and spread to cover.
  1. Chill:
  • Refrigerate the dessert for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to ensure it sets properly.
  1. Serve:
  • Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Tips for Serving:

  • Customize Your Layers: Feel free to swap out the cherry pie filling for another fruit pie filling of your choice, such as blueberry or peach, to customize the dessert to your liking.
  • Enhance the Base: For an added crunch and flavor, consider mixing some crushed pecans or walnuts into the graham cracker crust mixture.
  • Garnish Options: Garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh mint, some fresh cherries, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra special touch.

Our Cherry Cheesecake Lush embodies the joy of layered desserts. Each component works together to create a symphony of textures and flavors that will captivate your guests. Whether for a festive celebration or a casual get-together, this dessert is sure to become a new favorite. It’s a great way to add a touch of indulgence to any dining occasion.