Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake Recipe - Delicious Dessert for Any Occasion!

Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake

Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake Recipe - Delicious Dessert for Any Occasion!
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 8


Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake
Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake

Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake is a delicious and creamy dessert that will have your taste buds fooled into thinking it's a traditional cheesecake. This recipe is perfect for those who love the combination of sweet cherries and tangy cream cheese.


This recipe is a fun twist on the classic cherry cheesecake. By using light cream cheese and a graham wafer crumb topping, this dessert is lighter and healthier than traditional cheesecake recipes. The addition of lemon peel adds a refreshing citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet cherry pie filling.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon peel, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and blend well.
  4. Scrape the mixture into a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate that has been sprayed with vegetable oil.
  5. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, then cool in the oven with the door set ajar for 30 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Slice and serve each portion topped with 2 tbsp of light cherry pie filling.
  9. Each portion contains approximately 268 calories, 7 g protein, 12 g fat, and 35 g carbs.


  • Try using different flavors of pie filling, such as blueberry or raspberry, for a unique twist.
  • Add a swirl of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce on top for an extra decadent touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to beat the cream cheese mixture until it is very smooth to ensure a creamy texture.

- Be sure to cool the cheesecake in the oven with the door set ajar to prevent cracking.

- Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow it to set properly.

- Top each slice with a generous amount of cherry pie filling for a burst of fruity flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve each slice of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest for an extra burst of flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to beat the cream cheese mixture on low speed to prevent air bubbles from forming.

- Use a water bath to prevent the cheesecake from cracking while baking.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use regular cream cheese instead of light cream cheese if desired.

- Substitute graham wafer crumbs with crushed graham crackers or digestive biscuits.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cheesecake up to 2 days in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish each slice of cheesecake with a fresh cherry on top for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk for a delicious dessert pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave each slice for 15-20 seconds until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake contains approximately 268 calories.


Each serving of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake contains approximately 7 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This recipe is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.


This recipe contains dairy (cream cheese, eggs) and gluten (graham wafer crumbs).


Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that is relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, but also provides a good amount of protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the sweet and tangy flavors of cherry pie filling. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat for any day of the week. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is still fresh in my mind. It was a warm summer day, and I was rummaging through an old box of recipes that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I sifted through the yellowed and tattered pieces of paper, I stumbled upon a handwritten note that simply read, "Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake."

I was intrigued. I had never heard of such a dessert before, and I couldn't wait to try it out. The note was written in a delicate script, and it had clearly been passed down through generations. I could almost imagine my great-grandmother carefully writing out the ingredients and instructions, her hands stained with flour and butter.

I set to work gathering the ingredients, some of which were quite unusual. The recipe called for a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar, as well as a can of cherry pie filling. It seemed like an odd combination, but I trusted that my ancestors knew what they were doing.

As I mixed the ingredients together, I couldn't help but think about the history behind this recipe. I imagined my great-grandmother preparing this dessert for her family, the sweet and tart flavors mingling together in a perfect harmony. I wondered how many times this cheesecake had been enjoyed at family gatherings and celebrations.

Once the cheesecake was baked and cooled, I carefully spooned the cherry pie filling on top, creating a beautiful red and white swirl pattern. The aroma wafted through the kitchen, filling the air with a tantalizing scent. I couldn't wait to take my first bite.

As I savored the first bite of Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake, I was transported back in time. The flavors were unlike anything I had ever tasted before. The creamy richness of the cheesecake was perfectly complemented by the sweet and tangy cherries. It was a flavor explosion in my mouth, and I knew that this recipe would become a new family favorite.

I shared the cheesecake with my own family that evening, and they were equally impressed. My children marveled at the unique combination of flavors, and my husband declared it the best dessert he had ever tasted. I felt a sense of pride knowing that I had uncovered a hidden gem in my family's culinary history.

Over the years, I have made Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake countless times. It has become a staple at family gatherings and special occasions. Each time I make it, I am reminded of the love and tradition that has been passed down through the generations.

I often think about the person who originally created this recipe. I imagine them standing in a warm and cozy kitchen, surrounded by loved ones, carefully measuring and mixing the ingredients. I wonder what memories they associated with this dessert, and how it brought joy and happiness to those who tasted it.

As I continue to make Fooled 'ya Cherry Cheesecake for my own family, I am filled with a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the culinary legacy that has been passed down to me, and gratitude for the simple pleasure of sharing a delicious dessert with the ones I love. This recipe will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the enduring power of food to bring people together and create lasting memories.


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