Cherry Cheesecake Lush – Experience the world of desserts, with our recipe for Cherry Cheesecake Lush. This delightful treat combines the indulgence of cheesecake with the burst of fruity flavors from cherries all nestled on top of an Oreo crust. Prepare yourself to create a dessert that harmoniously blends tastes and textures. This recipe is sure to become a favorite for any occasion whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating your loved ones to something special.
The first time I made this Cherry Cheesecake Lush it was a hit with my family. Even my husband, who isn’t usually fond of desserts couldn’t resist going for seconds. As for my children, they practically licked their plates clean savoring every bite. This dessert has now become a symbol of togetherness for us—a delight we share during birthdays and gatherings celebrating the joys of life.
What makes this Cherry Cheesecake Lush truly stand out?
What makes this Cherry Cheesecake Lush truly stand out is its combination of layers. The golden Oreo crust brings a crunchiness while the cream cheese layer adds a velvety smoothness that melts in your mouth. Let’s not forget about the cherry pie filling that adds a burst of fruity goodness. The balance between textures and flavors is absolutely outstanding making this dessert irresistible, to everyone who tries it.
What You Need To Make This Cherry Cheesecake Lush Recipe?
Cream cheese: To achieve the creamiest texture, for the cheesecake layer make sure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature. This will allow for easy easy blending. Ensure no lumps in your dessert.
Crust: For the crust crushing Oreos into crumbs using a processor will provide a wonderful crunch and an even texture. It adds a contrast to the layers above.
Whipped Topping: Thawing the whipped topping according to package instructions before using it in the recipe will give a light and airy quality to the dessert. This step ensures that each layer has its desired texture.
Pudding Mix: While the recipe calls for a cheesecake-flavored pudding mix feel free to get creative! Experiment with pudding flavors like vanilla or white chocolate to add your unique twist to this dessert.
Pie-Filling: Although cherries provide a tangy element you can explore other fruit options, for the pie filling based on your family’s favorite flavors. Blueberries or raspberries would be delicious alternatives.
Nuts: Adding chopped pecans or walnuts on top of the dessert will provide a nutty crunch. Choose the type of nut you like best. Mix nuts together to create a unique and flavorful combination. Just make sure to chop them so that the texture is evenly distributed throughout.
Steps To Make Cherry Cheesecake Lush:
Step 1: Show your baking dish some love by giving it a buttery hug. Coat the inside of a 9×13 baking dish with a tablespoon of butter. It’s like prepping a comfy bed for your dessert to relax in.
Step 2: Take those golden Oreos and give them a satisfying crush. Pop them in a processor until they’re cozy crumbs. Then, introduce them to the melted butter and watch the magic happen as they become a united, buttery base. Press it all down into the baking dish – we’re building the foundation here!
Step 3: Into the freezer with the crust for a cool-down session. Let it hang out for 10 minutes while you get the next layer ready. It’s like a quick spa day for your dessert.
Step 4: Time to work that cream cheese like a smooth-talking charmer. In a bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and a cup of whipped topping until it’s as smooth as silk. Spread this creamy concoction over your crust. Back to the freezer it goes for another 10-minute timeout.
Step 5: Get your whisk ready, because it’s pudding party time. Combine the pudding mix, milk, and half a cup of whipped topping in a bowl. Whisk away until it starts to thicken up – it’s like giving your dessert a little dance to do.
Step 6: Pour that pudding mix over your chilled cream cheese layer. Smooth it out like you’re tucking it in for a nap. Pop it back in the fridge and let it chill for about 30 minutes, or until it’s all set and comfy.
Step 7: Gently, oh-so-gently, pour the cherry pie filling over the pudding layer. This is where you make your dessert look extra fancy. Take your time and let those cherries shine.
Step 8: Spread the remaining whipped topping over the entire dessert. It’s like giving your creation a fluffy cloud blanket. Then, sprinkle those chopped nuts on top for a nutty twist. Your dessert is almost ready to shine!
Step 9: Give your masterpiece some quiet time. Let it chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours before the grand reveal. This is where all the flavors mingle and become the best of pals.
Step 10: The moment you’ve been waiting for! Slice into your Cherry Cheesecake Lush and serve up those layers of deliciousness. Take a bite, close your eyes, and savor the symphony of flavors. And remember, sharing is caring, so enjoy it with your loved ones!
To elevate the charm of your Cherry Cheesecake Lush and make it truly impressive you might want to set aside a few Oreos before crushing them. Once you’ve layered all the ingredients position these Oreos vertically along the sides of the dessert. This not only creates a captivating effect but also offers your guests a tantalizing glimpse, into the delectable layers that await them. It’s a detail that transforms your dessert into a crowd-pleaser!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of pudding mix for this recipe?
While using the cheesecake-flavored pudding adds a unique flavor you can try experimenting with other flavors such as vanilla or white chocolate to give it a twist.
Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
Absolutely! In fact allowing the dessert to chill for hours or overnight enhances the flavors and textures making it more delightful.
Can I substitute the cherry pie filling with another fruit?
Certainly! You are welcome to explore fruit options like blueberry, raspberry or strawberry pie filling to personalize the dessert according to your preference.
Cherry Cheesecake Lush
Step into a world where dessert dreams come true with our Cherry Cheesecake Lush! If desserts were a symphony this recipe would be the conductor orchestrating a blend of creamy cheesecake tangy cherries and the satisfying crunch of an Oreo crust. Whether it’s a gathering, with loved ones or a moment of self-indulgence prepare yourself for the enchantment that’s Cherry Cheesecake Lush.
- Prep Time: 15 MINUTES
- Cook Time: 15 MINUTES
- Total Time: 30 MINUTES
- Yield: 12 1x
1 package (14 ounces) of golden Oreos, crushed in a processor
⅓ cup melted salted butter
1 tablespoon for preparing the pan
8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
¾ cup white sugar
16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 small boxes of cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
3 cups whole milk
2 large cans of cherry pie filling
1 cup chopped pecans or chopped walnuts
Start by greasing the inside of a 9×13 baking dish. Set it aside.
Crush the Oreos into crumbs using a food processor.
Combine the butter with the crumbs and mix until thoroughly blended.
Press the cookie mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish creating an even layer.
Place the crust in the freezer for 10 minutes while you get ready, with the filling.
In a bowl beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and 1 cup of whipped topping until it becomes smooth and creamy.
Spread this cream cheese mixture over the cookie crust. Return it to the freezer for 10 minutes.
In another bowl mix together pudding mix, milk and ½ cup of whipped topping. Whisk until it starts to thicken
Spread this pudding mixture over the chilled cream cheese layer to create a smooth layer. Let it chill for 30 minutes or until set.
After half an hour has passed pour cherry pie filling over the pudding layer without mixing them.
Gently spread out the remaining whipped topping over the dessert.
Finish off by sprinkling chopped pecans or walnuts on top. Chill for 1 to 2 hours, before serving.
For our friends following a gluten-free lifestyle, you can still indulge in the deliciousness of Cherry Cheesecake Lush by making an easy substitution. Swap out the golden Oreos for your favorite gluten-free cookie alternative. Look for gluten-free cookies with a similar texture and flavor profile to maintain the wonderful crunch in the crust. With this simple switch, you can enjoy every layer of this dessert masterwork without compromising on taste or texture. Happy gluten-free indulgence!
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