Easy No-Bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic Dessert

May 31, 2021

Hi Friends! Traditionally we always have a special meal and dessert on Memorial day. However after the hubby and I enjoyed that wonderful Coconut cake which I shared right here, I sort of backed away from sweets for a week or so. (You might remember I was eating that wonderful cake for Breakfast too! However today I decided to make this no-bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic dessert. It's a recipe that has been in our family for some time and it can be tweaked quite a few ways, depending on the topping of your choice. This delicious dessert can easily be put together in about 30 minutes or so. The graham cracker crust can be baked or frozen to set it. It's light, refreshing, easy and pretty too! A great dessert recipe to have in your recipe box when there is a crunch for time and a dessert is needed ASAP!

Easy No-Bake Patriotic Dessert

If cherries are not your cup of tea you just might like this no-bake Southern Banana Pudding recipe. This recipe is from the archives, but it's a keeper of recipe! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
Southern Banana Pudding

So on with this easy no-bake Patriotic Dessert!

No Bake Patriotic Dessert Recipe

Easy No-Bake Cherry Patriotic Dessert

Detailed Instructions Below For No Bake Patriotic Dessert

Detailed instructions, plus a neat trick for keeping your work space clean and photos below๐Ÿ˜‰

Avoid the mess and use a gallon size baggie to crush the crackers in!

Friends, you know the mess that crackers, cookies and such can make when you are preparing them for a crust. Did you know that by placing the graham crackers in a gallon size baggie really streamlines this process and keeps things tidy!

Simply place the crackers a few at a time in the baggie, seal it shut and roll them with a rolling pin! You can see in the photo below how well this works out๐Ÿ˜Š!

Easy No-Bake Patriotic Dessert with Graham Crackers
Melt 1/4 cup butter in large bowl and add 1/3 cup white sugar.

Easy No Bake Patriotic Dessert
Stir finely crushed graham crackers into butter and sugar mixture.

Easy No Bake Patriotic Dessert

Press the graham cracker, sugar and butter mixture into the pie plate. Now you are either going to bake this crust in a 375 degree oven for 7-9  minutes or  freeze it for 30 minutes to set the crust.

Easy No-Bake Patriotic Dessert
Using a metal measuring cup to press graham crackers against side of pie plate creates an even layer.

Cream Cheese Filling and Cherry Topping

Easy No-Bake Patriotic Dessert
Beat softened 8ounce package of cream cheese together with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar. Make sure to purchase regular cream cheese not low fat.

Easy No-Bake Patriotic Cherry Dessert
Add one cup of chilled and whipped, whipping cream to cream cheese mixture.
Spread into Graham Cracker Crust. Top with Cherry Pie Filling.

Easy No Bake Cherry Patriotic Dessert

I want to mention that this pie will not come out in perfect sliced pieces unless it chills overnight. It will come out in scoops when chilled for a few hours. I have made this dessert before and I used coolwhip instead of whip cream. I do think the coolwhip sets up faster and will slice easier. Either way it's mighty delicious!

Easy No-Bake Cherry And Cream Cheese Patriotic Dessert

Today we will be remembering those whose served to make our Nation Free and Peaceful and this includes my Dad.

Memorial Day 2021 Remembering Our Soldiers

America the great and beautiful!

With love,


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  1. This looks yummy Jemma! I love easy. A big fat THANK YOU to your dad and hope your Memorial Day is wonderful. It's raining here (will be all week. Bleh). Pinned

  2. Good morning dear heart! I didn't know your father had served; what a brave soul any one of our men and women have to put themselves in harm's way. My uncle was a pilot and flew over England but my father was a widower (from his first wife) and had a child o he was unable to serve. This dessert looks amazing and surely spares the house of being overheated on what could be a very hot day for you? It's that JUNE GLOOM kind of weather here for now but soon, the heat will turn up! BLessings to you dear one!

  3. Looks so delish. Happy Memorial Day.

  4. I love this dessert, Jemma! Great for Memorial Day. I'm in Texas visiting our son and family for Memorial Day.
    Love your patriotic touches.

  5. Jemma, I've heard about these no-bake treats, and they sound so easy to make.
    This patriotic cherry and cream cheese dessert looks amazing. Anything made
    with cream cheese, and you just can't go wrong. Your front porch looks festive
    with the flags and the red pretty potted flowers. I hope you are having a nice and restful Memorial Day, dear Jemma.


  6. That pie looks amazing! Too pretty to eat! But....I would eat it! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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