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No-Bake, Low-Calorie Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

I have always enjoyed cooking and baking. My favorite things to make are vegetarian dishes, healthy appetizers, and desserts.

Love cherry pie but not the fat and calories? Try this quick, no-bake cherry pie dessert recipe.

Love cherry pie but not the fat and calories? Try this quick, no-bake cherry pie dessert recipe.

Low-Calorie Cherry Pie

If you love cherry pie but don’t have the time to bake one, this no-bake recipe can be quickly prepared as a delicious treat for any occasion.

Not only is it a time-saver, but it’s also a lower-calorie option. This dessert has only 170 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per serving, compared to the 390 calories and 16.5 grams of fat in one slice of regular cherry pie.

I came up with this recipe as a healthier option to a store-bought pie, which is typically not only higher in calories and fat but also usually has a long list of unhealthy ingredients and is often made with animal shortening.

This dessert can be customized to suit different tastes and dietary restrictions. If you’re not a fan of cherries, or just want to try something else, there are ideas for recipe variations at the end of this article.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 (21-oz. / 595g) can cherry pie filling
  • 4 sheets graham crackers
  • 1 can dairy whipped topping

Instructions

  1. Set out four small dessert bowls.
  2. Crumble one graham cracker sheet into each bowl.
  3. Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry pie filling onto the graham cracker crumbs in each bowl.
  4. Just before serving, top with approximately 2 tbsp of dairy whipped topping.
  5. Serve immediately.

Photo Tutorial

Four sheets of graham crackers

Four sheets of graham crackers

Crumble the crackers into small pieces.

Crumble the crackers into small pieces.

Graham cracker crumbles.

Graham cracker crumbles.

Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry pie filling onto the graham crackers.

Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry pie filling onto the graham crackers.

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Add some dairy whipped topping, and it's ready to serve!

Add some dairy whipped topping, and it's ready to serve!

Recipe Variations

This recipe also works with most pie fillings and puddings. Here are just a few ideas of what can be substituted for cherry:

  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Lemon Pie Filling
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Pistachio Pudding

Non-Dairy Version

  • Use a non-dairy whipped topping

Gluten-Free Version

  • Use gluten-free graham crackers and pie filling

References

Fatsecret - Calories in Cherry Pie and Nutrition Facts

  • https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/cherry-pie

© 2019 Carrie Kelley