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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.

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.

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.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

Serves 4

The photos below show each step and the finished dessert.

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 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 and pie filling

References

Fatsecret - Calories in Cherry Pie and Nutrition Facts

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

© 2019 Carrie Kelley

Comments

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 17, 2020:

Hey, Carrie, again, sorry for not writing you sooner, but my health issues have all but brought me to a crawl. I am so glad that I jumped on this hub because the cheery recipe, a 5 on the scale, I LOVE this and the text and your photography. Excellent.

I do hope that you are continuing to write because YOU,my friend, are very talented.

Drop a hello to me when you like. And have a great day.

Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on July 17, 2019:

Thanks, Kenneth. I'm glad you like the recipe. Thanks for visiting and for your comments :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on July 17, 2019:

carrie: bravo! What a nice, complete list of recipe ideas that I can enjoy. Especially the strawberries and whipped cream.

Again, carrie, bravo!

So gad to follow you.

Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on June 25, 2019:

You're welcome, Cherry. I'm glad you like the recipe, and thanks for your comments :)

Cherry Lee on June 24, 2019:

I love cherry pie! It's in my name! This lower-calorie dessert was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for the recipe.

Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on April 05, 2019:

Hello Patricia - You're welcome, and thanks so much for your comments :)

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 05, 2019:

This looks like a dessert I will try out on my friends for two reasons Number one----it looks yummy and Number two---it looks so easy thank you for sharing Angels are headed your way this evening ps

Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on January 13, 2019:

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

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 12, 2019:

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.