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  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 16-ounce container whipped topping, divided
  • 2 3-ounce packages cheesecake flavored pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Cherry Fruit Filling & Topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Step 2
    In medium mixing bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans, and melted butter.

  3. Step 3
    Press into a 9 X 13 baking pan; bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

  4. Step 4
    In a separate mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 cup whipped topping.

  5. Step 5
    Mix until smooth; spread evenly over cooled crust.

  6. Step 6
    Combine cheesecake pudding mix, milk, and 1 1/2 cup whipped topping and mix until smooth.

  7. Step 7
    Spread evenly over cream cheese layer in pan.

  8. Step 8
    Top with 1 can Lucky Leaf Cherry Fruit Filling, remaining whipped topping, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. Christina Ruppert says:

    Had company served this everyone loved it.

  2. Cindy Montes says:

    is one cup of butter melted right? i can’t seem to gwt it done?

    1. Lynsi says:


      1/2 C. or 1 stick of butter. If you are using 1C. your crust will end up soggy or somewhat gelatinous when cold. Unless you are like me and have no use for the rest of the box of wafers so I use the entire box for crumbs and 2 sticks(1 cup) for a thicker crust.

  3. Jason Welch says:

    Yes, 1 cup butter, melted is correct for the crust.

  4. Nelda Stoudenmire says:

    Took this to a ladies luncheon and everyone loved it. Will definitely be making this for the holidays. Next time I make it I think I will use 1 stick of melted butter instead of 1 cup melted butter. The crust stuck to the pan & I wonder if a cup of butter is a bit too much.

  5. Norma Kentner says:

    You NEED to fix this recipe. One cup butter in crust is wrong. It should be 1/2 cup or 1 stick. I had to throw away lots of ingredients and go back to the store.

  6. Stacy Crockett says:

    I would give it 5 stars, but……ive made this twice and both times I followed it step by step and the crust I’ve had to change it. I cup of melted butter is ALOT!! And I had to double up on the wafers and pecans because it wasn’t enough for a 9×13 pan. Did not double up on butter though. It was more then enough for doubling the other two ingredients. But other than that, this cake tastes amazing!!!

  7. Lucretia says:

    Had Cherries so decided to try this and it was great. glad i read comments first. Doubled nuts and wafers for the butter. Next time will combine the pudding and cream cheese mixtures. need 2 cans cherries too.. This is for company. Just too much for 2 people but great recipe.

  8. Billie Hurst says:

    I made the Graham Cracker W/ Light Apple by Lucky Leaf, and it was very good. I will try more recipes with Lucky Leaf fruits.

  9. Mary Graham says:

    This was delicious. Love the vanilia wafer crust. Changed my mine about Graham cracker crust .

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