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Cherry Yum Yum

Cherry Yum Yum is a delicious no-bake dessert that is popular for family gatherings, church suppers and potlucks. It features a buttery graham cracker crusted topped with layers of whipped, no-bake cheesecake filling and cherries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 246 kcal


  • 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 package Dream Whip powder
  • 1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 Tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted


  1. In a mixing bowl, pour the melted butter over graham cracker crumbs. Stir until coated, then add 1/4 cup sugar. Mix until combined, using a wooden spoon or your hands.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumb mixture to use as a topping.
  3. Press the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture into an 8-inch square glass baking dish or a deep-dish glass pie pan.
  4. Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, beat the Dream Whip and milk together until thick.
  5. Add the cream cheese and remaining sugar to the whipped mixture. Mix until creamy.

  6. Using a spatula, top the graham cracker crust with a layer of the whipped mixture.
  7. Next spoon on a layer of cherry pie fill, then top with another layer of the mixture whipped. Continue alternating filling, ending with the whipped mixture.
  8. Top with remaining crumbs and chill for several hours, or preferably overnight, before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be doubled.
You may use reduced fat cream cheese for this recipe.
You can substitute other fruit pie fillings for the cherry pie filling.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Yum Yum
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.