The Best Cherry Desserts

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Cherry Desserts are always a favorite. Nothing speaks of comfort and nostalgia quite like a slice of homemade cherry pie fresh from the oven.

If you want the flavour of cherry pie without making pie crust, then our collection of these wonderful, deliciously sweet, cherry desserts is just what you need.

I’ve gathered 32 of the Best Cherry Dessert recipes just for you!

So sit back and prepare to be inspired as you check out these awesome cherry recipes.

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Tips For Making The Best Cherry Desserts

  • Choose fresh or frozen cherries when possible for brighter flavor and vivid color rather than canned. Sweet or sour varieties both work deliciously. Choose cherries that are plump, firm, and deeply colored.
  • If baking a cherry pie, you can pre-bake the crust to help prevent the bottom crust from getting soggy. Or use my fave tip I include in my cherry pie recipe.
  • Fresh cherries will release a lot of juice as they bake, so it’s important to thicken the filling to prevent it from being runny. You can do this by adding cornstarch or tapioca flour to the filling.
  • Use a 13 X 9 pan to maximize your recipes. It’s the perfect baking pan for potlucks and picnics.
  1. GRANDMA’S CHERRY PIE 
sweet cherry pie slice with ice cream on a white plate shows a pink and white stripe table runner

                            Photo: pieladybakes

Grandma’s Cherry Pie makes everyone smile! Thousands have baked this simple cherry pie with frozen cherries and you can too!

This is the cherry pie recipe my Grandma used. I can still smell a freshly baked pie right from the oven. That sweet and tangy cherry aroma, combined with the buttery pie crust!

Get the full recipe from Pie Lady Bakes

  1. NO-BAKE CHERRY CHEESECAKE PIE RECIPE 

                                          Photo: pieladybakes

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dessert perfect for summer, look no further than this No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie recipe. 

This dessert combines two classic favorites – cheesecake and cherry pie – into one mouth-watering treat. The best part? It requires no baking, making it the perfect option for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

Get the full recipe from Pie Lady Bakes

  1. EASY CHERRY PIE BARS RECIPE THAT WILL FEED A CROWD 

                                 Photo: pieladybakes

This Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe is the perfect sweet treat for potlucks, picnics, and BBQs. 

It’s a delicious dessert you can make in a 9 X 13 pan.

Get the full recipe from Pie Lady Bakes

  1. CHERRY DANISH 
Freshly baked raspberry pastries with white icing drizzle on a cooling rack, with a glass of milk in the background.

                          Photo: thissillygirlskitchen

This Cherry Danish is one of my all-time hands-down favorite recipes. There is so much depth of flavor to them, yet they are super simple to make.

A fun and fruity breakfast recipe this Cherry Danish has layers of cream cheese, cherry pie filling, a crumble topping, and drizzled with powdered sugar icing.

Get the full recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

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  1. MARASCHINO CHERRY PIE 
A slice of cherry cheesecake topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

                          Photo: sweetandsavorymeals

Maraschino Cherry Pie is bursting with cherry flavor, made with a luxurious homemade cherry pie filling and a buttery graham cracker crust

This is one of my family’s favorite pie recipes and the perfect pie for summer BBQs, picnics, or any time. The sweet cherry cream pie is easy to make and fun to eat.

Get the full recipe from Sweet And Savory Meals

  1. CHERRY PIE COOKIES 
Close-up of round cookies topped with glazed cherries and drizzled with chocolate.

                            Photo: homemadehooplah

These festive cookies have the taste of classic cherry pie without all the fuss! Cherry pie filling nestled in a buttery cookie and drizzled with chocolate.

Because, you guys, these cherry pie cookies are the perfect combination of classic cherry pie filling on top of crumbly butter cookies.

Get the full recipe from Homemade Hooplah

  1. CHERRY CRANBERRY PIE 
Homemade cherry pie with a bowl of cherries on the side.

                              Photo: simplystacie

When the festive season rolls around, there’s nothing better than this cherry cranberry pie. This pie comes out of the oven looking like a delicious sea of red jewels.

It makes use of rich and fruity flavors, is incredibly easy to make, and requires just a few simple ingredients to put together!

Get the full recipe from Simply Stacie

  1. CHERRY CRUMB PIE 
A slice of cherry pie topped with whipped cream on a black plate with a fork on the side.

                              Photo: jamjarkitchen

This easy and delicious Cherry Crumb Pie recipe has a homemade streusel topping and is the perfect celebration of the cherry season!

Cherry Crumb Pie is made by mixing fresh or thawed frozen cherries with sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and almond extracts.

Get the full recipe from Jamjar Kitchen

  1. HOMEMADE CHERRY PIE FILLING (OR APPLE, PEACH, RHUBAR) 
Canned cherries in syrup.

                              Photo: christinascucina

Homemade cherry pie filling, or most other fruit fillings are positively quick and so easy to make. Don’t be afraid, just follow these simple directions for perfect results.

Do you know how easy it is to make your own homemade cherry pie filling? Or apple, peach, blueberry, or rhubarb pie filling, for that matter? Well, I’m going to show you how super easy it is!

Get the full recipe from Christinas Cucina

  1. NO-BAKE CHERRY CHEESECAKE PIE 
A homemade cherry pie with cream topping, accompanied by fresh cherries and milk on a pastel surface.

                              Photo: thecozyplum

This classic no-bake cheesecake has a creamy cheesecake filling layered into a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with a homemade cherry pie filling. 

It’s the perfect no-bake dessert for special occasions, made with simple ingredients, and will always be a classic crowd-pleaser.

Get the full recipe from The Cozy Plum

                             

  1. CHERRY RHUBARB PIE 
A slice of cherry pie topped with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream on a white plate.

                             Photo: thecozyplum

Cherries and rhubarb are an iconic summer fruit combination, and this pie, with a beautiful lattice crust, is like summer on a plate.

This rhubarb cherry pie is like a cherry rhubarb crumble or crisp in pie form. Fresh or frozen sweet dark cherries work great paired with tart rhubarb. 

Get the full recipe from The Cozy Plum

  1. CHERRY HAND PIE FOR VALENTINE´S DAY 
A hand holding a heart-shaped pastry with a fruit filling and a dusting of powdered sugar.

                             Photo: spatuladesserts

This envelope-shaped “Love letter” Cherry Hand pie can be the cutest, most heartwarming edible Gift to your Loved One on Valentine´s Day and beyond! 

the cherry filling to crust ratio, how easy and quick to make them, the creaminess of the cherry filling and the flakiness of the pie dough, and the way the buttery crust bonds with the most amazing filling! Perfection!

Get the full recipe from Spatula Desserts

  1. SWEET CHERRY PIE RECIPE 
A freshly baked cherry pie with a lattice crust, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a plate.

                             Photo: chewoutloud

This amazing cherry pie recipe highlights sweet cherries for a blissfully yummy treat. Sweet cherry pie is a must-do before summer is over. 

This Friends, is an amazing sweet cherry pie. It sets up beautifully and tastes as good as it looks. It’s fabulous for picnics and potlucks.

Get the full recipe from Chew Out Loud

  1. BEST HOMEMADE VEGAN CHERRY PIE RECIPE 
Homemade cherry pie with a lattice crust on a cooling rack.

                                Photo: resplendentkitchen

Are you looking for a vegan version of the beloved classic cherry pie? You’ve come to the right place! 

This homemade vegan cherry pie is sure to satisfy with its sweet, tart flavor and flaky crust.

Get the full recipe from Resplendent Kitchen

  1. FRESH CHERRY PIE 
Unbaked cherry pie with decorative lattice crust and pastry leaves on a marble surface.

                                             Photo: sweetfixbaker

Tart and sweet Pie made with fresh sweet cherries! It’s so simple that you’ll never want to buy store-bought pie filling again!

What is summer without a perfect slice of Fresh Cherry Pie? There are many types of cherries out there, and all of them have their different flavor, color and sizes:

Get the full recipe from Sweet Fix Baker

  1. CHERRY EMPANADAS (CHERRY HAND PIES) 
Person holding a cherry hand pie with a bite taken out, revealing the fruit filling.

                               Photo: muybuenoblog

Delicious sweet cherry pies you can hold in your hand – what could be better? That’s right – we are talking about Cherry Empanadas. 

There’s nothing quite like a good cherry pie—and these cherry hand pies are perfect for novice and seasoned bakers.

Get the full recipe from Muy Bueno Blog

  1. AIR FRYER CHERRY HAND PIES RECIPE 
Golden-brown fruit turnovers on a plate with some cherries in the background.

                              Photo: sweetandsavorymeals

Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies are flaky and delightfully crisp on the outside, and sweet and juicy on the inside, made with just 5 ingredients. 

The flaky pastries are filled with tangy delicious cherries and they only take about 15 minutes. All you need is refrigerated pie crusts, cherry pie filling, an egg, and sugar.

Get the full recipe from Sweet And Savory Meals

  1. CHERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES 
Slices of cherry cheesecake on a white plate with a full cake in the background.

                              Photo: quichemygrits

If you’re a chocolate-covered cherry lover, these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies will make your day! Perfect for a special occasion, holiday parties, or an afternoon snack!

They start with a fudgy brownie crust, followed by creamy cheesecake that’s swirled with cherry pie filling. 

Get the full recipe from Quiche My Grits

    

  1. PALEO CHERRY BARS 
Slice of cherry cake on a plate with fresh cherries in the background.

                                     Photo: organicallyaddison

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits and I absolutely love incorporating them into desserts!  These cherry bars are bursting with the sweetest flavors.  

These bars have all the flavors of a traditional cherry pie but they’re made into much more convenient bars.  They’re fun for the summer but they can also be made with frozen cherries for a year-round treat!

Get the full recipe from Organically Addison

  1. CHRISTMAS CHERRY HAND PIES 
A christmas tree-shaped pastry with jam layers served on a festive plate.

                           Photo: 365daysofbakingandmore

Christmas Cherry Hand Pies are easy to make with 5 ingredients you’ll be able to find at your favorite grocery store! 

You’ll love these delicious single-serving cherry desserts for Christmas or any holiday celebration.

Get the full recipe from 365 Days Of Baking And More

  1. GLAZED CHERRY PIE BARS 
A freshly baked fruit bar served on a plate with a cup of tea.

                          Photo: artofnaturalliving

Is it a pie?  Is it a cookie?  With Glazed Cherry Pie Bars, you have the best of both, for a tasty and surprisingly easy dessert or snack!

If you’ve never used vanilla paste before, it’s a treat.  Full of tiny vanilla beans, it is closer to using fresh vanilla but quicker and easier. 

Get the full recipe from Art Of Natural Living

  1. CHERRY HAND PIES 
A wooden board with glazed pastries filled with cherry filling, surrounded by fresh cherries.

                         Photo: afarmgirlskitchen

Cherry hand pies are made with homemade cherry pie filling inside homemade pie crust or refrigerated biscuit dough. 

This hand pie recipe uses fresh or frozen cherries for the pie filling. Hand pies are easy to make, freezer friendly and can be fried or baked. 

Get the full recipe from A Farm Girls Kitchen

  1. QUICK, EASY AND DELICIOUS MINI CHERRY CRUMBLE PIES 
Mini cherry pies with powdered sugar on a wooden surface.

                                 Photo: ourcraftymom

If you love cherry pie, you’re going to love these mini cherry crumble pies. Because they’re individual servings, there’s no need for slicing and serving.

Just enjoy the deliciousness! Plus, they’re super easy to make – perfect for a quick holiday dessert when you need something sweet.

Get the full recipe from Our Crafty Mom

  1. CHERRY PIE BARS 
Freshly baked cherry crumble bars with a drizzled glaze on parchment paper.

                                Photo: tastesoflizzyt

Cherry Pie Bars boast buttery shortbread that acts as both the crust and crumb topping. Sweet cherry pie filling complements the rich shortbread.

Cherry has always been one of my most-loved dessert flavors, thanks to my grandma’s sour cherry pie recipe that I’ve enjoyed nearly all my life.

Get the full recipe from Tastes Of Lizzy T

  1. EASY NO BAKE CHERRY PIE WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST 
A slice of cherry-topped cheesecake on a white plate with more pie in the background.

                          Photo: saladssoupsandsweets

This delicious Easy No Bake Cherry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust goes by many names – No Bake Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie, and Cherry Cheese Pie are just a few.

However, unlike a traditional pie with a pastry crust, it features a graham cracker crust instead and has a creamy cheesecake filling. 

Get the full recipe from Salads Soups And Sweets

  1. CHERRY PIE BARS 
A rectangular plate presenting slices of cherry and cream cheese pastry with a drizzled glaze on top.

                          Photo: kitchenfunwithmy3sons

With a soft and chewy sugar cookie base, these Cherry Pie Bars are smothered in a delightfully gooey cherry filling and drizzled with a sweet glaze. 

The tartness of the cherry perfectly complements the light hints of almond and vanilla in the cookie, giving this sweet treat a surprisingly complex flavor profile.

Get the full recipe from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

  1. GLUTEN FREE CHERRY PIE 
A slice of mixed berry pie on a plate with the whole pie in the background.

                                                   Photo: fitandfull

Best Ever Gluten Free Cherry Pie with a perfectly buttery crust. This perfect summer pie is sure to impress any crowd!

Gluten Free Cherry Pie is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of summer. With its vibrant red cherries and flaky crust, it is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

Get the full recipe from Fit And Full

  1. HOMEMADE CHERRY PIE WITH CRUMB TOPPING 
A slice of cherry pie topped with vanilla ice cream and a cherry, served on a white plate with a fork on the side.

                                    Photo: vintagekitchennotes

Juicy, buttery and utterly delicious, this pie screams summer fruit and fun days.Though we are partial about fresh, sweet cherries, it can be made with frozen ones.

 A layer of cherry filling, a golden brown crumb topping, and a bottom crust (we love our homemade Flaky Pie Crust recipe for this one) make this a great dessert that everyone loves. 

Get the full recipe from Vintage Kitchen Notes

  1. NO BAKE CHERRY CHEESECAKE PIE 
A dessert pie topped with whipped cream, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, and a drizzle of red syrup served on a table with a jar of marshmallow spread and more cookies in the background.

                              Photo: happyfoodstube

Quick and easy no bake cherry cheesecake pie with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff filling topped with crushed Oreo cookies. Easy recipe with quick preparation!

Guys, if you are looking for an easy recipe for a no bake pie, this is it! It’s perfect for any occasion – Thanksgiving, Christmas, family gatherings, picnics, tailgating or game night.

Get the full recipe from Happy Food Stube

  1. MINI CHERRY PIES 
Two individual cherry pies on white plates with a bowl of cherries in the background.

                                  Photo: chocolatemoosey

Do not let summer pass you by without making Mini Cherry Pies! They’re individual cherry pies for two in ramekins with a homemade pie crust and cherry pie filling.

Picking cherries is a totally different experience than picking strawberries or apples. They placed ladders next to each cherry tree so you can reach the top.

Get the full recipe from Chocolate Moosey

  1. CHERRY PIE CUPCAKES 
Vanilla cupcakes topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

                                               Photo: cookingwithcarlee

Cherry pie cupcakes are both filled with and topped with cherry pie filling. The fluffy vanilla buttercream brings it all together to make a perfect fruity dessert.

Start with perfect easy homemade vanilla cupcakes and bake some cherry pie filling in the center. Then pipe a ring of creamy vanilla buttercream to hold more cherries on top to make a cherry lover’s dream cupcake.

Get the full recipe from Cooking With Carlee

  1. CHERRY PIE COOKIES 
Stack of homemade lattice-top cherry pies on a white surface with a red and white checkered napkin in the background.

                                    Photo: cincyshopper

These Cherry Pie Cookies will make for a perfect summer dessert. Mini pies in the form of a cookie are great for picnics and bbq’s. Super delicious, easy, and so fun!

They are extremely popular with my family and on the net. Since summer is here and Fourth of July is just around the corner, I thought a cherry pie version of these cookies would be super fun.

Get the full recipe from Cincy Shopper

Cherry Pie Recipes FAQs

Why is my Cherry Pie runny?

There are so many reasons why your cherry pie could be runny. It could mean that you are not using enough thickening agent to absorb the liquid released by the cherries as they bake. Another reason could be using over-ripe or juicy cherries, which can release more liquid during baking

Do I need to add thickener to my cherry pie filling?

Most recipes will include some kind of thickener, like cornstarch or tapioca flour, to prevent the filling from being too runny. However, depending on the type of cherries you use and how juicy they are, you may need to adjust the amount of thickener. Start with the amount suggested in the recipe and add more if needed.

What kind of crust should I use for my cherry pie?

Both double-crust and single-crust pies are delicious options. Double-crust offers a traditional look and more pastry to enjoy, while single-crust is quicker and easier to make. You can also use store-bought pie crust if you’re short on time, but homemade crust is worth trying at least once!

As we wrap up our exploration of cherry desserts, it’s clear that these delicious recipes are not just fun to create, but also contribute to a cozy meal, traditions, nostalgia, and the simple pleasures of life. 

From the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked crust to the burst of sweet and tart flavors with each heavenly bite, cherry pie has proven itself to be a timeless and beloved dessert.

Whether enjoyed on a lazy Sunday afternoon, shared at a family gathering, or savored as a comforting treat during a quiet moment, these classic desserts have a way of bringing joy and warmth to any occasion.

So, the next time you find yourself craving cherry pie, consider trying any of these recipes and creating your own masterpiece – a cherry dessert that not only satisfies the taste buds but also captures the essence of a homemade cherry pie.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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