Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars

These Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect combination of two classic desserts. The rich and creamy cheesecake is topped with a layer of sweet and tart cherry pie filling, all on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

slice of cherry pie cheesecake bar on a plate with a bite missing.

We love these cheesecake bars so much, we made them for every special occasion in our family. They are the perfect mixture of creamy and tangy, with a buttery graham cracker crust and a rich cheesecake filling. This recipe has been passed down through generations of our family and is always a crowd favorite.

slice of cherry pie cheesecake bar on a plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You only need simple ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the store.
  • This recipe is also easy to follow so even beginner bakers can make it.
  • They are great for family gatherings, holidays, or even to satisfy your sweet craving.


flour, sour cream, salt, vanilla, eggs, cream cheese, cherry pie filling, butter, brown sugar, sugar on the counter.

You only need a few ingredients to help you make this sweet treat. Gather these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store so you can enjoy these rich and fruity bars.


  • butter
  • sugar
  • flour
  • salt

Cherry layer:

cherry pie filling

Cheesecake layer:

  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • sour cream

Streusel topping:

  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • butter

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars

This is a quick overview of the steps needed to make this easy recipe. You can find the full instructions at the bottom of this post.

shortbread crust being pressed into a baking dish.

Make the crust, by beating the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then, add the flour and salt until a ball forms. Then press it into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.

cheesecake layer being spread in a baking dish.

In another bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the remaining cheesecake ingredients and beat until combined. Spread over the crust.

cherry pie filling being swirled on top of bars

Spread the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake layer and smooth it.

streusel topping on top of a baking dish.

Make the crumble in a small bowl, and then sprinkle it evenly over the top of the pie filling.

uncut cherry pie cheesecake bars in a baking dish.

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

three cherry pie cheesecake bars stacked on a plate.

Allow the cheesecake to cool, then place in the fridge for 2-3 hours before slicing.

🥄 Equipment

Here’s a quick look at the tools that you will need to help you make this recipe:

  • 9×13 baking dish
  • mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store these leftover cheesecake bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you don’t have a lid for your baking dish cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it fresh.

Freezing – You can also freeze these bars for up to 3 months. We like to wrap them individually with plastic wrap and then store them in a storage bag.

Serve With

These cherry cheesecake bars are great on their own. However, we like to pair them with a simple meal like these Crack Chicken Stuffed Shells.

slice of cherry pie cheesecake bar on a plate with a bite missing.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that these bars turn out perfectly when you make them.

  • Use room-temperature cream cheese so that you get a smooth cheesecake layer.
  • Ensure you grease the pan well so the crust doesn’t stick.
  • Use a gentle hand when swirling and spreading the cherry pie filling so that it doesn’t mix completely with the cream cheese.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can I make these ahead?

Yes, you can make these bars up to 24 hours in advance.

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slice of cherry pie cheesecake bar on a plate with a bite missing.

Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars

These Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars are sweet, creamy, and topped with a delicious crumble topping. They are the perfect dessert recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 Bars
Calories: 373kcal


  • 9×13 baking dish
  • mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoons salt

Cherry layer:

  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling

Cheesecake layer:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Streusel topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9” x 13” pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour and salt and beat until it starts to form a ball.
  • Press into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the 2 blocks of cream cheese with the sugar until it’s smooth.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla, flour and sour cream and beat thoroughly for about a minute until creamy.
  • Spread over the crust and set aside.
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the top of the cheesecake layer and gently smooth it, even creating swirls if desired.
  • In a small bowl, crumble the butter into the brown sugar and flour.
  • Sprinkle it over the top of everything.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove and allow to cool to room temperature before chilling 2-3 hours before cutting into bars.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

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