If you love cheesecake, this Layered Cherry Cheesecake Lush is for you!
Layers of cookies, pecans, pudding, cream cheese, and cherries make this a favorite dessert of everyone who tries it.
More cherry desserts to try:
Layered Cherry Cheesecake Lush ingredients:
- Vanilla wafer crumbs
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Cool whip
- Vanilla or cheesecake flavored instant pudding
- Cherry pie filling
If you are looking to avoid canned cherry pie filling, take a look at this homemade cherry pie filling recipe from Taste of Home.
Kitchen tools need for cherry pudding dessert:
- 3 medium mixing bowl (THESE are great)
- 9 x 13 pan (I love THIS one, even has a lid for easy travel!)
- Non-stick cooking spray
How to make Layered Cherry Cheesecake Lush:
First, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine together the vanilla wafer crumbs, melted butter, and the cup of chopped pecan.
Mix to make sure the butter coats all of the pieces.
Then, using a 9 x 13 pan, spray the bottom of the pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread the wafer and pecan mixture into the bottom of the pan.
And then bake this at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool completely.
Then, in another mixing bowl, you will need to combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and the 1 ½ cups of cool whip.
Blend this together until everything is well incorporated.
Now, carefully spread this over top of the vanilla wafer crust evenly.
Next, grab another clean mixing bowl, and combine the pudding mixes and milk together until they are well blended.
Fold in 1 ½ cups of cool whip into the pudding mix.
Continue to mix until it is smooth.
Then, spread it over top of the cream cheese layer in the 9 x 13 inch pan.
Finish off this recipe by spreading the cherry pie filling on top of the pudding layer.
Then, top it off with the remaining Cool Whip and then sprinkle the remaining pecans on top for an added crunch.
Then, simply refrigerate and serve when you’re ready to eat!
Don’t like cherries? Try one of these flavors:
- Triple berry
If you like this cheesecake, you’ll love our Blueberry Jamboree.