Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert


This dessert is the ideal way to get your cherry fix, especially when they're not in season. Lovely enough to serve to guests who don't need to know how quick and easy it is to make. Nice served with a dollop of whipped cream.

low angle looking at a few cherry cream cheese desserts
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 desserts


  • 1 cup crushed shortbread cookies

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese

  • ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling


  1. Combine shortbread cookie crumbs, butter, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine cream cheese, yogurt, condensed milk, lemon juice, almond extract, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth.

  3. Add about 1 tablespoon of cookie mixture to the bottom of four 8-ounce canning jars or small dessert dishes. Spoon or pipe in a layer of the cream cheese mixture, followed by a layer of cherry pie filling. Repeat this layering once more.

  4. Move desserts to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to substitute graham cracker crumbs for the shortbread cookie crumbs if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

803 Calories
36g Fat
107g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 803
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 542mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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