Easy No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

This easy, no-bake cherry cheesecake dessert brings back so many memories of the holidays at my grandparents' house!  While my grandma did almost all of the cooking for the holiday meal, she did delegate dessert to her daughters.  My aunt generally brought a triple batch of her no bake cherry cheesecake--and we all seemed to fight for the leftovers in the days after Christmas!    Here is my version of my aunt's No Bake Cherry Cheesecake dessert recipe!

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert with Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients for No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

Crust Ingredients

20 Honey Graham Crackers, Finely Ground

1/2 c. Confectioner's Sugar

1/4 c. Butter, Melted


Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

1 8oz Package of Cream Cheese

3/4 c. Confectioner's Sugar

1 8oz Tub of Whipped Topping


Topping Ingredients

1 21 oz Can of Cherry Pie Filling

Additional Whipped Topping if Desired

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Instructions for No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust. The easiest way to crush the graham crackers is simply by placing the graham crackers into a large, gallon sized zippered storage bag and crushing the crackers with a rolling pin. 

This is the perfect job for little ones!  When my girls were little, I would divide my graham crackers and give each one a zippered bag to crush with their own rolling pin!    Place the graham cracker crumbs in a small mixing bowl.  

Add the confectioner's sugar and stir until well combined.  Pour in the butter and mix until crumbs are moistened evenly.  Press the buttered crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x9 inch glass baking dish.


Prepare the Cheesecake Filling.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and the confectioner's sugar.  Blend with a mixer on low speed or by hand with a heavy spoon until smooth.  Gently mix in the whipped topping.  Spoon the cheesecake filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. 


Top, Chill and Serve the No Bake Cherry Cheesecake.  Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the cheesecake mixture.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  Cut into squares and serve!  


I usually offer these cheesecake squares with extra whipped topping and chocolate syrup!


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