Aunt Debbie’s Cherry Dessert

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My mom got this recipe from Aunt Debbie. As a kid I use to think this was almost like heaven. It tastes a bit like cheese cake, but fluffier. The last time I made it for a BUNKO night, the ladies gobbled it up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften gelatin in cold water. Heat milk, stir in gelatin. Beat until gelatin melts, set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Add gelatin mixture. Beat until well blended.
  3. Prepare dream whip as directed. Mix well. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Place in serving bowl. Top with canned cherry pie filling. Refrigerate until completely chilled (at least 2 hours).


Most Helpful

I've made this a few times and LOVE it! what a great low carb way to get your cheesecake. I used cherry pie filling and another time Recipe #152992. When I made the berry sauce it was still quite warm so I refrg. the creamy filling and topped later with the berry sauce. Thanks so much for posting, Color Guard Mom! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado February 01, 2009

This was a nice, light summer dessert. It's not at all heavy like a cheesecake. I used almond extract in the Dream Whip, just seems right with the cherry filling. Husband wants me to put it in a graham cracker crust next time so I'll try that. Made for Name Game Challenge 2008 (in honor my sister Debbie).

HisPixie July 20, 2008

I had a hawaiian party tonight, so I made two of them. I was not sure how they would go over, butTHEY DID !!! Everybody loved it, and wanted the recipe so I copied about 8 for some of my guests. It was soft, fluffy, and very good. I made two of them. The cream cheese filling was fantastic, and filling. Thank you so much for the recipe Color Guard Mom !!

weekend cooker July 19, 2008

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