Grandma’s Cherry Delight Dessert Recipe



  • 2 cups grahm cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • dash of milk
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • (OPTIONAL) 8oz. package of Cool Whip or Dream Whip if you prefer


  1. Combine crumbs and butter then press into medium sized baking dish. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Mix cream cheese, milk, and powdered sugar until creamy. Spread over cooled crust. Top cream cheese mixture with your cherry pie filling. OPTIONAL: Add Cool Whip to the top. ( I prefer no cool whip) Refrigerate over night. Then your done. This has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. Perfect for Thanksgiving!


  1. Jane Reynolds

    the recpies I copied are going to add some good time to the table. I will let you know how they go over with the family.

  2. Cheryl Jackson

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. cindy

    Recipes look and sound great.

    • VICKEY L Smith

      The cherry delight looks delicious.

    • Agnes Bush

      5 stars
      Can you give me ideas on no sugar desserts? All of this makes me so hungry….

  4. Jim Mann

    I am going to try it but why are your recipes not able to be copied for pasting else where ?? Some times it can be a lot of writing to get it all down. Thanks Jim

    • Barbara Fuller

      Take a screen shot and attach to an email or text to yourself.

      • Gale Helgesen

        I can’t print. I can’t screenshot. I can’t download. what is the point of having these recipes if I can’t get them.

        • Wanda

          Look at the very bottom of the screen and you will see three dots on the right. Click on them and then choose Open in Browser. This will give you an Upload icon. Tap on that, scroll down until you see Print. Tap on Print. You may have to enter some printer info. PRINT will come up. It will print the recipe. Always look for those 3 dots when printing recipes. A blogger informed me of these directions.

    • Jenniffer

      Open up the link
      Press the 3 dots in the top right corner
      Press save
      It will save it to your phone.


    Love your Recipes

  6. Moo

    They all sound delicious!!! Will be trying a few!!

  7. Victoria Pidgeon

    Quite often I see a delicious looking recipe that I want to prepare only to find out I can’t print it. I’m speaking of your Cherry Delite. Am I missing a step?

    • Carol Grayson

      Why can I not print your recipe for “CHERRY DELIGHT”? I really love and this looks soooo delicious.

  8. natwest heald-green

    Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It’s the little changes that produce the most significant changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  9. Alma Buie-Singleton

    Love your recipes and would love to have you send recipes to my email. How do I join your email crew?

  10. dawna giffin

    I had this years ago thanks for the recipe

  11. Cat

    I never use Cool Whip anymore. My local grocery store has freshly whipped cream. Natural food product, not an oil based concoction.

  12. Victoria Leger

    Thank you

  13. Andrew berry

    5 stars
    Great recipe

  14. Bonnie Patrick

    5 stars
    I love this dessert!only difference is I add Cool Whip to the cream cheese. Cool and before serving cherry pie filling over top.

  15. Kim Denny

    My mom had a recipe just like this. We would make the dream whip, as directed by package, then mix with the cream cheese and powder sugar mixture. I made a pan of this every week during my last trimester, when I was pregnant with my daughter. Soooo good!

  16. Jean

    What do you consider a medium size pan? 9×13?

  17. Pixie Barber

    Thank you for all the great recipes! I will be making some of them:) My grandma used to make a Cherry Delight but it was a little different than yours. It was a little tangy but sweet at the same time. I’ve been looking for a recipe like hers for over 40 years and just can’t find one . But yours is very good! Thank you again:)

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