Cherry Cheesecake Lush

            This is another one of my favorite no bake desserts. For me, this is a pan of Heaven! Cherries are my all time favorite fruit and y’all know how I feel about cheesecake.

This great little treat is going to use golden oreos as a crust, a yummy latter of cheesecake, then topped with sweet cherry pie filling and a layer of whipped topping and chopped nuts. Who could ask for more.

            I can just imagine sitting here slowly enjoying each bite of this luscious dessert! The dinner table will be fun with the kids cracking jokes with my hubby, and I will be oblivious to all that they are saying. I will be sitting in Heaven enjoying Cherry Cheesecake Lush.

            This dessert would work well for an afternoon pick me up, a special treat to bring to work, a dessert for a special event or just an everyday dessert.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I leave the nuts off?

Of course! There are nut allergies out in the world, who am I to force anyone to eat nuts? I have a child with nut allergies also, I leave at least half of the dessert plain with no nuts. No, he does not get the whole half, it is just to ensure that no nuts get close to what he does get to eat.

            Can I use raspberries instead?

Raspberries would make a fine substitution here, it would be utterly delicious.

            Could I use a different type of crust?

Certainly! Graham cracker would be good, nilla wafers or even chocolate oreos would taste great.

What do you need to make Cherry Cheesecake Lush

            1-14 ounce package of golden oreos, crushed in processor

            ⅓ cup butter, salted and melted

            1 tbsp for preparing the pan

            8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temp

            ¾ cup white sugar

            16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed

            2 small boxes of Cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix

            3 cups whole milk

            2 large cans of cherry pie filling

            1 cup chopped pecans or chopped walnuts

How to make Cherry Cheesecake Lush

FIRST STEP:

Butter the inside of a 9×13 baking dish and set to the side

Crush the cookies until small crumbs form

SECOND STEP:

Add the melted butter and pulse until combined

Place the cookie mix into the bottom of the baking dish, press down and make the layer as even as possible

Place the crust into the freezer for 10 minutes while you make the filling.

THIRD STEP:

In a bowl beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 cup of the whipped topping.

Mix until smooth

FOURTH STEP:

Spread this mixture over the cookie crust and place back into the freezer for another 10 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

In another bowl combine the 2 packages of pudding mix, the milk and ½ cup of whipped topping mix. Using a whisk, whisk until it begins to thicken

Spread the pudding over the chilled cream cheese layer, smooth evenly and chill for 30 minutes or until the pudding is set

SIXTH STEP:

After 30 minutes, pour the Cherry pie filling over the pudding layer very carefully so as to not mix layers together

Carefully spread the remaining whipped topping over the entire dessert

Top with chopped pecans and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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Enjoy!

YUM!

Cherry Cheesecake Lush

Cherry Cheesecake Lush

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1-14 ounce package of golden oreos, crushed in processor
  •             ⅓ cup butter, salted and melted
  •             1 tbsp for preparing the pan
  •             8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temp
  •             ¾ cup white sugar
  •             16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  •             2 small boxes of Cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
  •             3 cups whole milk
  •             2 large cans of cherry pie filling
  •             1 cup chopped pecans or chopped walnuts

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Butter the inside of a 9x13 baking dish and set to the side

Crush the cookies until small crumbs form

SECOND STEP:

Add the melted butter and pulse until combined

Place the cookie mix into the bottom of the baking dish, press down and make the layer as even as possible

Place the crust into the freezer for 10 minutes while you make the filling.

THIRD STEP:

In a bowl beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 cup of the whipped topping.

Mix until smooth

FOURTH STEP:

Spread this mixture over the cookie crust and place back into the freezer for another 10 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

In another bowl combine the 2 packages of pudding mix, the milk and ½ cup of whipped topping mix. Using a whisk, whisk until it begins to thicken

Spread the pudding over the chilled cream cheese layer, smooth evenly and chill for 30 minutes or until the pudding is set

SIXTH STEP:

After 30 minutes, pour the Cherry pie filling over the pudding layer very carefully so as to not mix layers together

Carefully spread the remaining whipped topping over the entire dessert

Top with chopped pecans and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 7g