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Close up view of Cherry Cheesecake in white pan

Simple Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

Cherry pie filling dessert is basically a relaxed version of cherry cheesecake. This dairy-free and gluten-free fluffy cheesecake also doubles as a cherry delight recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry cheesecake, cherry delight dessert, cherry fluff
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 235kcal
Author Cindy Gordon



  • 2 c crushed grams (about 2 boxes of Schar grams)
  • 1/2 c melted butter (I used dairy free)


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (I used dairy free)
  • 4 oz whipped cream about half a typical tub, (I used dairy free)
  • 1.5 c powdered sugar
  • 18 oz cherry pie filling


  • Place grams into a baggie and gently squeeze to smash grams. This is a great job for your kids. If you can't get the grams ground into small pieces, you can use the back of a can to gently tap to help crush them.
  • Combine smashed grams with melted butter. Mix and then gently press them into an oiled dish. You are creating the bottom layer for this dish.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, whipped cream and powdered sugar.  Blend until smooth. You can use an electric mixer if you wish. Place mixture on top of the gram mixture.
  • Gently dump the cherries on top of the cream cheese mixture and spread. You can place some additional crumbled  grams on top for garnish. ENJOY!


Since this dish is NOT served in slices (its not that formed) it is served by the spoonful. It is not your typical cheesecake dessert.  It can be eaten right away or placed in the fridge for later! ENJOY!


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.2mg