Cherries In The Snow (No Bake Dessert)

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Old fashioned cherries in the snow dessert is so easy to make. Cool, creamy, layered dessert with a sweet cream cheese base, angel food cake, and cherry pie filling. Perfect for many occasions like the holidays, potlucks, and more.

Baking dish with a creamy cherry dessert.


 

If you need a beautiful, delicious dessert for any occasion, this no bake cherries in the snow dessert should be top on your list of options. Great to serve at a holiday gathering, potluck, special occasions, and more.

Some other of our favorite no bake desserts to try include Robert Redford dessert and banana pudding.

Why you’ll love my recipe

  • Simple – Only 5 ingredients are needed to make this no bake dessert recipe.
  • Fast – This dessert recipe can be prepared in under 30 minutes which makes it great for a quick potluck recipe.
  • Family favorite – This old fashioned dessert is always a hit with friends and family.

Ingredients needed

  • Angel food cake – To make it easy, use a pre-made cake. You could also make a homemade angel food cake.
  • Cream cheese – Softened cream cheese is used to make the creamy base. You can use full fat or low fat cream cheese.
  • Powdered sugar – This adds some sweetness to the cream mixture.
  • Frozen whipped topping – I like using Cool Whip. Make sure it is thawed before mixing.
  • Canned cherry pie filling – Choose your favorite cherry pie filling. I like this country cherry filling.
Cans of cherry pie filling, cubed angel food cake, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cool whip.

How to make cherries in the snow

Step one: Cut the angel food cake into approximately 1-inch pieces.

Step two: Using a mixer, mix together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix in the whipped topping until creamy.

Step three: Spread the mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with angel food cake pieces.

Casserole dish with a creamy spread.
Casserole dish with cubed angel food cake.

Step four: Spread the cherry pie filling over the angel food cake. You can serve immediately or cover the baking dish and chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Baking dish with cherry pie filling.

Variations

  • Fruit – I like making this dessert with a variety of fruit like blueberry pie filling, peach pie filling, or raspberry pie filling.
  • Serve – Try serving in a bowl, a parfait cup, or a dish.

How to store

Store: If you have leftovers, cover the dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. You can also place in an airtight container. It will last about 3 days before it starts to get soggy.

Make ahead: You can make this dessert ahead of time. Just be sure to cover the dish and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cut with cake, cream, and cherry pie filling.

Be sure to let me know if you made this old fashioned no bake dessert recipe in the comments below.

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Baking dish with a creamy cherry dessert.
5 from 6 votes

Cherries In The Snow

By Heather
Cherries in the snow is a delicious, no bake dessert with a creamy layer, angel food cake, and cherry pie filling.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 baked angel food cake
  • 2 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 16 ounce frozen whipped topping
  • 2 20 ounce cans cherry pie filling

Instructions 

  • Cut the angel food cake into approximately 1-inch pieces.
  • Using a mixer, mix together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. Mix in the whipped topping.
  • Spread the creamy mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with angel food cake pieces. Spread cherry pie filling over the cake.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.001g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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