Desserts

Cherry Salad

Cherry Salad is a super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Cherry Salad

I’m a huge fan of these dessert salads. Add a big helping to your dinner plate or save it to enjoy as a dessert. Either way, it’s delicious. 

This Cherry Salad tastes like a Cherry Cheesecake. It’s rich, sweet and so satisfying to any sweet tooth. I usually don’t have seconds because it is so filling. Even a little bit in a bowl is enough for me.

This is a vintage type of recipe that I remember my great-grandmother making for family dinners. I think almost every family has one of these dessert salads in their family cookbook.

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Cherry Salad Ingredients

The star ingredient is, of course, the cherries. I use a can of cherry pie filling versus fresh cherries here. 

Supporting ingredients include walnuts (love their crunch!), pineapple chunks, mini marshmallows and Cool Whip. It also uses a can of sweetened condensed milk. 

If you aren’t a big fan of either the pineapple or walnuts, leave them out. You could also substitute other nuts or fruit in their place if you like.

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

How to Make Cherry Salad

It couldn’t be any easier! You could also call it Cherry Dump Salad because you literally just dump the ingredients in a bowl and serve.

Grab a large bowl and add the cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, walnuts, pineapple chunks, Cool Whip and mini marshmallows to it. Stir to combine.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

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Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Where to Serve Cherry Salad

Like I mentioned, Cherry Salad is so versatile. Consider serving it at:

  • BBQs
  • Potlucks
  • Parties
  • For dessert
  • Family dinners

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Dessert Salad Recipes

I have several dessert salad recipes you might also enjoy.

  • Creamy Fruit Salad – A dreamy salad/dessert that will be a surefire hit! It’s easy to make and so tasty to eat.
  • Orange Creamsicle Salad – Sweet, creamy, fluffy and oh so good! This old-fashioned recipe will be a hit at your family’s dinner table.
  • Sunshine Salad – A delicious fruit salad that is only 2 Weight Watcher’s Points Plus per one cup serving. 

You’ll also enjoy this Cherry Pudding Cake.

Cherry Salad - Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Cherry Salad

Cherry Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Super simple dessert with only six ingredients that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

Ingredients

  • 1 540ml can cherry pie filling
  • 1 300ml can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 540ml can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1L container Cool Whip
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 93mg Carbohydrates: 76g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 52g Protein: 7g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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