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Cherry Cheesecake Lush is a delightful dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with layers of cherry filling, whipped cream, and a buttery crust. Here’s how you can make this delicious treat:


For the Crust:

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

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (or use 8 oz whipped topping)

For the Cherry Layer:

  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling (or use fresh cherry compote)

Additional Topping:

  • Additional whipped cream or whipped topping for garnish
  • Fresh cherries or cherry pie filling for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.
    • Press the crust mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to help pack it down firmly.
    • Place the crust in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the next layers.
  2. Make the Cheesecake Layer:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
    • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese, and beat until well combined and creamy.
    • Fold in the whipped heavy cream (or whipped topping) gently until fully incorporated and no streaks remain.
  3. Assemble the Layers:
    • Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the chilled crust in the baking dish, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  4. Add the Cherry Layer:
    • Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the cheesecake layer, spreading it out to cover the surface.
  5. Chill and Set:
    • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate the Cherry Cheesecake Lush for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the layers to set and flavors to meld.
  6. Serve and Garnish:
    • Before serving, garnish the dessert with additional whipped cream or whipped topping dollops.
    • For added flair, you can garnish each serving with fresh cherries or a spoonful of cherry pie filling.
  7. Enjoy Your Delicious Dessert:
    • Slice the Cherry Cheesecake Lush into squares or rectangles and serve chilled. Enjoy the creamy, fruity, and decadent flavors of this delightful dessert with friends and family!

This Cherry Cheesecake Lush is perfect for potlucks, parties, or any special occasion where you want to impress with a delicious and visually appealing dessert. Feel free to customize by using different fruit fillings or adding a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce for extra indulgence.


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