Cherry Sweetheart Dessert

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Elaine from Nevada.

Portions: 10

Serving size: 1/10 of pie


  • 1 small package sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 pie crust, 9-inch size 
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 12 ounces light frozen dessert whipped topping
  • 20 ounces no-sugar-added cherry pie filling


  1. Prepare the diet cherry gelatin according to cooking instructions on the box and pour into an 8” x 8” pan and place in refrigerator to set.
  2. Set cream cheese out to soften. Bake the pie crust and let cool.
  3. Beat softened cream cheese until smooth and then fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Cut set gelatin into cubes and fold into the whipped topping mixture. Pour into baked pie crust.
  5. Spoon cherry filling evenly over the gelatin mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  258
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  214 mg
  • Potassium  150 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  30 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Prepare gelatin first, bake pie crust second and then take cream cheese out of refrigerator to soften.
  • Take whipped topping out of freezer for about an hour before folding into cream cheese.

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