Aunt Ruth’s Famous No Bake Cherry Dessert

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Every year we used to have a big family gathering at Aunt Ruth’s house. Each family brought a dish to pass, but the most anticipated dish of the day was Aunt Ruth’s famous no-bake cherry dessert.

Seriously, I’m salivating just thinking about it! We could hardly wait for Aunt Ruth to pull this out of the fridge and start serving it.


Sadly, we haven’t had a family get together in quite a few years. However, Aunt Ruth kindly shared her recipe with me and now I make the dessert for special occasions and the family always is excited to see it make an appearance 😉

However, every time I make this dessert I think of Aunt Ruth and all the great times we had at those long-ago family get-togethers.

This no bake cherry dessert recipe will go fast so I recommend making a couple for your next event. The best things, besides tasting so great, is that its so easy to make.

Plus, the no-bake part of this recipe makes me very, very happy.

I’m sharing the recipe here because Aunt Ruth’s Famous No-Bake Cherry Dessert recipe should be shared far and wide with the world so that everyone can enjoy this perfectly delightful dessert.

no bake cherry dessert

If you aren’t a fan of cherries you could replace the cherries with strawberries or blueberries and it will still be perfect!


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Aunt Ruth’s Famous No Bake Cherry Dessert Recipe

Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 8-10

Aunt Ruth’s Famous No Bake Cherry Dessert Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 28-30 squares of graham crackers, crushed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar, either powdered or regular

For the pie:

  • 2 cups cool whip
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 30 ounces of cherry or fruit of your choice pie filling

Aunt Ruth’s Famous No-Bake Cherry Dessert Instructions

  1. Mix crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar together. Press in 9×13 pan.
  2. Mix cool whip, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together with a mixer until light and creamy. Spread over graham cracker crust.
  3. Spread pie filling over the top. Chill well, overnight or all day.

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  1. Hi Joyce….Just sent you an email 🙂

  2. Hi Deb,

    By no means attempting to find out your address or any kind of privacy invasion, I just wonder if you live anywhere near Traverse City? Reason I ask is because I’d really like to use your aunt’s recipe during the National Cherry Festival, but would want your permission (with credit to her)to do so. It would be for a fundraiser for my Church, not for personal gain.

    If I can use it, I can give you my full name, etc., if you wish.

  3. Oh. Cherry bonbon cookies sound delish!

  4. That looks absolutely amazing! I’ve been wanting to try a cherry dessert–especially after making some cherry bonbon cookies this past Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

  5. That looks soooooo amazing! I love cherries!! I am bookmarking this!

  6. This sounds really yummy!It’s the perfect color for valentines day too!

  7. Looks so good! Everything what has cherries in it is good!

  8. Allyson Bossie says:

    I want this…now..:) it looks so very good!

  9. I pinned this! My husband would love it and we have discussed growing cherries this year. Thanks!

  10. This looks absolutely delicious! We love cherry cake!

  11. Oh, it looks to die for! I am seeing two, one with blueberry yumm! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. That would make a nice dessert for Valentine’s Day. My son loves cherries. Family get-togethers are the best!

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