Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two-Step Cherry Cheesecake

This cherry cheesecake is something that is a staple at any holiday dinner hosted by my mom.  I always assumed it was labor intensive because it is SO DANG GOOD, but after she brought it to a Christmas lunch a few weeks ago (and received tons of compliments on it) I broke down and asked her for the recipe and was shocked and how easy it is!  

Here's what you'll need...
-1/4 cup sugar
- graham cracker crust
- cherry pie filling 
- one tub of cool whip
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)

Start off by beating together 1/4 cup of sugar with the softened cream cheese.  I used my stand mixer, but you could easily use a hand held mixer.

Beat them together on high until smooth.

Gently fold in one tub of cool whip.

This is the part where I broke my pie crust.  Boo.  
I'm sure it would be even tastier if I had made my own crust... but then it wouldn't be the easiest dessert of all time.  

Pour the filling into the pie crust, cover, and refrigerate for at least three hours (preferably overnight).

When you're ready to serve, spoon on the pie filling and you're done!  

This keeps really well in the refrigerator (covered) for several days - even with the filling already on top.

So I had my sample piece outside to snap a few pictures and I swear this sweet trampoline jumper stopped in mid-jump to ask for a bite :)   I couldn't resist!

If you make this, shoot me an email and let me know what you think!

Happy Thursday, friends!!!


  1. This looks so good and easy! Love when you post recipes!

  2. Yum!! Looks so good and super easy!! :)

  3. You had me at two step. And cherry. xo

  4. This looks delish! I think I will try it for my next girl's night! :)

  5. Love your recipe posts! Can't wait to try this!

  6. Yumm!!!! And totally random question, but I love your nail polish color =) Any idea the name of it?? =) Have a great Thursday, Andrea!!

  7. I love a "no bake" cheesecake! We sometimes use peach pie filling (think peaches and cream) and it's also delsih!

  8. Yes! We love this recipe! We use canned strawberries. =)

  9. Oh my word I want this all to myself right now!!

  10. I make this A LOT! We call it "cherry delight" and it is one of my most favorite deserts ever. I've done it with blueberry pie filling on top and it's yummy, too.

  11. This looks so good... and like something that wouldn't last long in my house! :)

  12. My grandmother used to make this too!

  13. Looks so yummy! I am doing a cheesecake bar with toppings for an upcoming shower, i may use this receive for the cheesecake filling!!

  14. My mom makes this same recipe every holiday. yum!

  15. This stuff is THE best! Loved your version of it!