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Layered Cherry Cheesecake Lush Dessert Recipe

The best cherry cream cheese lush layered dessert you have ever tasted.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool/Chill Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 easy dessert recipe, Cheesecake dessert, Christmas dessert, Dessert, lush dessert
Servings: 20
Calories: 417kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand or Stand Mixer


  • 2 ½ cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip divided
  • 6.8 ounces vanilla instant pudding 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 42 ounces cherry pie filling


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine vanilla wafer crumbs, melted butter and 1 cup chopped pecans. Spread into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely.
  • In another mixing bowl combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cups of cool whip until well blended. Spread carefully over the cooled vanilla wafer crust.
  • In another bowl combine the pudding mixes and milk until well blended. Then fold in 1 1/2 cups cool whip. Mix until smooth and spread over the cream cheese layer.
  • Top with the cherry pie filling. Then spread the remaining cool whip over the top. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans on top.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


Even if you don't like cherries, you can still make this dessert using another flavor:
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Triple Berry


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg