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This Cherry Cheesecake Lush dessert is an easy no-bake recipe made with a Golden Oreo and butter crust, cool and creamy cheesecake, sweet cherries, and a sprinkle of pecans. Enjoy this amazing layer dessert as the big finish of your meal, or with a cup of coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up.
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Cherry Cheesecake Lush with its Golden Oreo base and creamy no-bake cheesecake layers with sweet cherry pie filling, is so delicious and satisfying you’ll be looking for any reason to whip up this recipe. No need to fire up the oven for this cheesecake dessert! It’s fast to make with simple ingredients you can keep on hand in your pantry and refrigerator. 

We know you love a great no-oven-needed dessert recipe! Some of our personal favorites are No Bake Peanut Butter Bars for all the fans of the peanut butter-chocolate combo, and the always perfect No Bake Eclair Cake or Easy Tiramisu for every situation where you need something yummy and like a cake but don’t actually want to bake. 


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CHERRY CHEESECAKE LUSH INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 14.3-ounce package vanilla sandwich cookies, such as Golden Oreo cookies (approximately 36 cookies, 2 ½ cups when crushed)
  • ⅓ cup salted butter, melted and cooled (plus more for greasing dish)
  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16-ounce tub of frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), defrosted and divided 
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) of cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) of cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

PRO TIP: The pudding will not set with dairy-free or lactose-free milk. Make sure you are using regular milk in this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

RASPBERRIES: For a fun twist on this dessert, try using raspberry pie filling instead of the cherry filling. You can also add some fresh raspberries to the top of the cheesecake.

WALNUTS: Instead of pecans, chopped walnuts can be a delicious alternative.

NO NUTS: If you don’t prefer nuts or can’t use them due to nut allergies, you can skip adding them to the top of the cherry cheesecake lush dessert.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHERRY CHEESECAKE LUSH RECIPE

STEP ONE: Butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and set aside.

STEP TWO: In the bowl of a food processor, crush vanilla sandwich cookies until small even crumbs form. Add melted butter and pulse until combined.

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STEP THREE: Press cookie/butter mixture into the greased baking dish and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill while preparing the next layer.

STEP FOUR: With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla, and 1½ cups of frozen whipped topping until smooth and creamy.

PRO TIP: Make sure that your cream cheese is softened before starting this step. If your cream cheese is too hard it can result in lumps in your cheesecake.

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STEP FIVE: Spread cream cheese mixture over the chilled cookie crumb layer and place back into the freezer for another 10 minutes.

STEP SIX: With a whisk or beater, combine cheesecake pudding mix packages, milk, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping. Whisk until combined and the pudding mixture begins to thicken.

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STEP SEVEN: Spread cheesecake pudding layer over the chilled cream cheese filling layer and chill for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.

STEP EIGHT: Pour cherry pie filling over the chilled pudding layer. Spread carefully so that it doesn’t mix with the layers beneath. 

STEP NINE: Gently top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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STEP TEN: Chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or overnight

PRO TIP: Chilling overnight will allow all the flavors to mingle and blend together even more!

HOW TO SERVE

This delightful and fluffy dessert would be amazing for any potluck or special event. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Add our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side to wash it down.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store the no-bake cherry cheesecake dessert in the refrigerator, covered tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight food storage container. It will stay fresh for up to 7 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze the cherry cheesecake in an airtight, freezer-safe food storage container for up to three months. 

Make this no bake Cherry Cheesecake Lush recipe for any potluck, picnic, holiday dinner, celebration, or even as a weeknight treat. It’s the creamy cheesecake flavor you want without any of the work of baking! 

FAQ

Can I use a different type of crushed cookie base rather than the vanilla sandwich cookies?

This recipe would also work with a graham cracker crust or a Nilla crust.

I can’t find cheesecake pudding mixes, what other flavor can I use?

Vanilla pudding would work just as well in this amazing dessert if you can’t find cheesecake pudding.

Can I freeze this lemon lush?

Freeze the cherry cheesecake in an airtight, freezer-safe food storage container for up to three months. 

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Cherry Cheesecake Lush

5 from 2 votes
This Cherry Cheesecake Lush dessert is an easy no-bake recipe made with a Golden Oreo and butter crust, cool and creamy cheesecake, sweet cherries, and a sprinkle of pecans. Enjoy this amazing layer dessert as the big finish of your meal, or with a cup of coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 14.3 ounce package vanilla sandwich cookies approximately 36 cookies, 2 ½ cups when crushed
  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted and cooled (plus more for greasing dish)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16 ounce tub frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip) defrosted and divided
  • 2 3.4 ounce packages cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
  • 3 cup whole milk
  • 2 21 ounce cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup pecan chopped

Instructions
 

  • Butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, crush vanilla sandwich cookies until small even crumbs form. Add melted butter and pulse until combined.
  • Press cookie mixture into the greased baking dish and place in freezer for 10 minutes to chill while preparing the next layer.
  • With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a standing mixer beat together cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla, and 1 cup of frozen whipped topping until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the chilled cookie crumb layer and place back into freezer for another 10 minutes.
  • With a whisk or beater combine both packages of pudding mix, milk, and ½ cup of frozen whipped topping. Whisk until combined and mixture begins to thicken.
  • Spread pudding layer over the chilled cream cheese layer and chill for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.
  • Pour cherry pie filling over the chilled pudding layer. Spread carefully so that it doesn’t mix with the layers beneath.
  • Gently top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and chill in fridge for 1 to 2 hours. 

Notes

TIP: Make sure that your cream cheese is softened before starting this step. If your cream cheese is too hard it can result in lumps in your cheesecake.
 
TIP: The pudding will not set with dairy-free or lactose-free milk. Make sure you are using regular milk in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Melissa says

    5 stars
    This was so good, and I didn’t have to heat up my house! I halved the recipe and made it in an 8×8 pan, and it was perfect.

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