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Easy Cherry Fluff Salad is a no-bake dessert made with cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, crushed pineapple, and Whipped Topping. This classic cherry pie filling salad is quick and easy to make!
Filed under salads that really aren’t salads, but are still called a salad (especially if you liven the Midwest), I’d like to introduce you to this Easy Cherry Fluff Salad made with Cherry Pie Filling. Don’t let the name fool you – this is actually a dessert…a simple, quick and easy to make dessert that also happens to be called a salad. And it’s a classic, nostalgic no-bake treat!
There’s a wide variety of names that this dessert gets called. Whether you grew up calling it Cherry Fluff Salad or Cherry Pie Filling Salad, the ingredients are usually the same and consist of cherry pie filling, pineapple chunks, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping (Cool Whip), marshmallows, and nuts if you’re in a nut-loving household where nuts aren’t considered to be an ingredient that would ruin dessert. In my church recipe book from back in the day, this dessert was alliteratively titled “quickie dessert” and I can only guess it’s because of how quickly this recipe comes together.
Cherry Fluff Salad Ingredients:
The simplicity of this recipe means there’s not a whole lot for me to say, and I really can’t offer many tips and tricks because it’s all very straightforward but here are a few notes that might help you make this:
- Cherry Pie Filling: you’ll need one 21 ounce can of Cherry Pie Filling. Use whatever brand you like best.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – one 14 ounce can
- Crushed Pineapple – one 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
- Whipped Topping (Cool Whip) – one 12 ounce tub
- Mini Marshmallows – one 10 ounce bag
- Nuts – if you like nuts, go ahead and add them! Walnuts or pecans would be delicious.
How to make Cherry Fluff Salad
- Gather your ingredients
- Mix – combine all ingredients in a large bowl. I like to use a large wooden spoon for the task.
- Chill – this salad will need to chill in the refrigerator to at least two hours.
The beauty of this recipe is that it is no-bake. I always love a recipe that doesn’t require an oven!
How to serve Easy Cherry Fluff Salad
To serve Cherry Fluff Salad, scoop into bowls. I like to serve this dessert with graham cracker snacks like Teddy Grahams, or mini Oreos for dipping.
Another option is to purchase two prepared graham cracker pie crusts and divide the filling among the crusts. Refrigerate for two hours before cutting into pie slices and serving.
Perfect for pot lucks, summer BBQs or any time of the year, this salad is such a satisfying combination of ingredients enjoyed by all!
More Dessert Salad Recipes to Try:
If you haven’t tried Watergate salad, also known as Pistachio Fluff, you must! It’s a classic recipe that serves up plenty of nostalgia made with marshmallows, cool whip, and pistachio Jell-O that has been loved for many generations and only takes about 5 minutes to make.
While this isn’t a “salad,” it’s a cherry pie filling dessert recipe that everyone loves – Chocolate cherry Dream!
I hope you enjoy this recipe for easy Cherry Fluff Salad made in just 5 minutes with cherry pie filling, condensed milk, crushed pineapple, whipped topping and nuts. If you try this recipe, and I hope you do, please leave a comment or tag me on social media and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Easy Cherry Fluff Salad
- 21 oz cherry pie filling
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained
- 12 oz whipped topping (Cool Whip)
- 10 oz mini marshmallows