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Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert is one of my most prized go-to recipes whenever I need an easy, make-ahead, no-bake dessert. Everyone, both young and old, seems to love its creamy, luscious texture and delightful flavors. Further-more, with a few simple modifications, it quickly becomes a gluten-free dessert. How great is that?

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Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Berries-in-the-Snow is a wonderful dessert anytime, however, it’s perfect for carry-ins, reunions, Christmas, or any social gathering. This yummy dessert can also be made using other types of fruit pie filling such as blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, mixed berry, or blackberry pie filling in place of the cherry pie filling. Consequently, you have options if someone isn’t crazy about cherries.

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Angel food cake pieces, heavy cream (whipped), cream cheese combined with powdered sugar and cherry pie filling.

The list of ingredients includes:

  • 1 (prepared) angel food cake
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy whipped cream or whipped topping
  • fruit pie filling

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

First, start by tearing the angel food cake into small, bite-size pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Mix together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar; stir until well combined. Fold the whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture and add to the bowl of cake pieces. Stir until the cake pieces are coated with the cream cheese mixture.

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Next, spoon the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Since Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert needs to chill before serving, I prefer using a glass baking dish rather than a metal one. I personally think glass preserves the flavors the best.

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

The final step is to top the dessert with cherry pie filling (or your favorite fruit pie filling). Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight in order to allow everything to set-up.

Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Just look at all of that yumminess in one bite! Mmm Mmm!

Berries in the Snow Dessert

Yields 9 x 13 inch pan

A refreshing and creamy dessert that's topped with delicious fruit filling.

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 prepared angel food cake (GF Option: use gluten-free angel food cake)
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 carton (16-ounce) heavy cream, whipped OR 1 (12-ounce) tub whipped topping
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling (GF Option: use gluten-free pie filling)


  1. Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces; place in large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped heavy cream.
  3. Mix cream cheese mixture and cake together. Spoon into 9 x 13 pan. Top with cherry pie filling.
  4. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Cut into squares and serve.


You may also use blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, mixed berry, or blackberry pie filling in place of the cherry pie filling.


Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert

Personally, I like to use Kinnikinnick Angel Food Cake whenever I need to make gluten-free Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert. Sometimes I’ll make a gluten-free angel food cake specifically to freeze and keep on hand for desserts like a yummy Chocolate Mousse Dessert.

Everyone should have a few easy, yet scrumptious dessert recipes in their recipes box. Perhaps you’ll be adding Berries-in-the-Snow Dessert to yours!



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