No-Bake, Low-Calorie Cherry Pie Dessert Recipe

Updated on January 14, 2019
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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. | Source

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, it’s a lower calorie option, as well. 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 if just want to try something else, there are some ideas for recipe variations at the end of this article.

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


  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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4

The photos below show each step and the finished dessert.

Photo Tutorial

Four sheets of graham crackers
Four sheets of graham crackers | Source
Crumble the crackers into small pieces.
Crumble the crackers into small pieces. | Source
Graham cracker crumbles.
Graham cracker crumbles. | Source
Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry pie filling onto the graham crackers.
Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry pie filling onto the graham crackers. | Source
Add some dairy whipped topping, and it's ready to serve!
Add some dairy whipped topping, and it's ready to serve! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 170
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Sugar 24 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Sodium 90 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Recipe Variations

This recipe also works with most pie fillings and puddings. Here are a 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


Fatsecret - Calories in Cherry Pie and Nutrition Facts


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    • carrie-kelley profile imageAUTHOR

      Carrie Kelley 

      5 weeks ago from USA

      You're welcome, Peggy. It's my favorite as well. Thanks for your comments!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Cherry pie is one of my husband's favorite kind of pie. He would undoubtedly like this as a lower calorie version. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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