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Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

This Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad comes together in minutes using Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling, pudding mix, Cool Whip, and marshmallows! It tastes delicious and will be a great addition to any holiday party or dinner!

Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad | www.somethingswanky.com

I really wanted this to look like a Holiday recipe. I really did. Because I promise you: it’s absolutely perfect for your holiday dinner/dessert/party table. It’s easy to make, definitely a crowd-pleaser, and the cherries in Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Fillings are really a beautiful Christmas red.


Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad | www.somethingswanky.com

But no matter how hard I tried to force the holiday look, my Christmas props looked gaudy in all the shots, and a beautiful sunny day poured in through my windows creating an undeniably summery setting.

So I just gave up.

Oh, well. I suppose I’ll start pinning it again next June, and maybe no one will notice that I originally posted it in November!?

Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad | www.somethingswanky.com

No matter the time of year, I love fluff salads. Marshmallows and Cool Whip just win me over every time, and cherry pie filling is a perfect addition.  I’m thinking you could even add some chocolate shavings and crushed graham crackers for an even more cheesecake-y flavor! But whether you do or don’t, it’s sweet and creamy and yummy all over, and you’re going to love it!


Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

Yield: 6-8


  • 21 ounce canned cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 of a 3.45 ounce instant pudding mix, cheesecake flavor
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cherry pie filling and the instant pudding mix (remember, only half the package) until the pudding mix is dissolved. Fold in the cool whip.
  2. Mix in the miniature marshmallows until marshmallows are completely coated.
  3. Cover and chill for about an hour before serving.


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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

9 comments on “Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad”

  1. Ooh, fluff salads remind me of holidays growing up.. my grandma always made a standard ambrosia one, or different ones like pistachio or mandarin. This cherry cheesecake one looks sooooo luscious!

  2. My mom used to make a pineapple version of this…and wow, I bet with the cheesecake + cran combo it’s amazing!

  3. I love love love fluff salads! The cherry pie filling is a fun twist to it!!! Definitely mini chocolate chips and graham crackers next time :-)

  4. My family DEVOURS fluff salads. They have such fond memories for me (every family reunion), but we usually go green with pistachio. Love mixing in the cherry and chocolate for some holiday flare. Yes, your fluff salad has flair.

  5. This salad looks amazing :) Reminds me of one my grandmother use to make. Thanks for sharing.

  6. It’s so pretty, Ashton – I love fluff salads!!

  7. This looks, and sounds wonderful! No worries about it not looking Christmasey. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  8. The fluff salad I make uses sweetened condensed milk instead of pudding mix. Whole can sweetened condensed milk, cool whip, cherry pie filling, teaspoon vanilla or almond extract. (optional chopped walnuts)

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