Cherry Cha Cha

Pictured without the cherry topping
This is a great no-bake cheesecake-like dessert and is great plain or with toppings.


  • 1/3 c margarine (the original recipe called for 1/4 c. and I found that wasn't enough to hold the crust together at all)
  • 1 1/3 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small instant vanilla pudding
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 small container Cool Whip (I didn't have Cool Whip on hand, but I did have packets of Spiffy Whip, so I made one of those instead)
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  1. Melt margarine in an 8x8 casserole dish or 9" pie pan. 
  2. Add graham cracker crumbs and sugar into the butter, and press into the bottom of the pan to form a crust. 
  3. Cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. 
  4. In a separate bowl mix the vanilla pudding with the milk. 
  5. Fold into the cream cheese mixture. 
  6. Fold in the Cool Whip. 
  7. Spoon into pan over crust. 
  8. Top with cherry pie filling; chill. 

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