Cherry Cheesecake Sliders are a sweet, simple dessert that has all the flavors of cherry cheesecake tucked in between Hawaiian rolls and drizzled with a cream cheese frosting. If you love cheesecake, be sure to try my No Bake Cheesecake or Perfect cheesecake recipe.

Cherry Cheesecake Sliders

Sliders have come a long way since the 1940s when sailors in the U.S. Navy would eat mini hamburgers. The hamburgers were so greasy, they would ‘slide’ down the sailors’ throats in about 2 bites! When I think of sliders, I immediately think of White Castle.

Although White Castle has desserts, they do not offer dessert sliders, but after they see this recipe, they just might! These cheesecake sliders have all the flavors of cherry cheesecake, right up to the graham cracker ‘crust’ topping!

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One Cherry Cheesecake Slider on a Spatula Fresh From Baking

Cherry Cheesecake Sliders Recipe

There are three parts to this dessert slider recipe–the sliders, the graham cracker topping, and the sweet cream cheese frosting.

Slider Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • King’s Hawaiian Rolls–Or, if you feel motivated, make your own homemade Hawaiian rolls!
  • Cream cheese
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cherry pie filling

Topping Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Granulated sugar

Frosting Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Confectioners’ sugar

Process Shots for Cherry Cheesecake Slider - Hawiian buns in pan, then a layer of cream cheese, then layer of cherry pie filling, then top buns

How to Make Sliders

To make these sliders, grab a 9×13-inch baking dish (but they can also fit in a smaller dish like an 8×11-inch dish). Spray the pan with some non-stick spray and lay the bottom halves of the rolls in the pan. Combine the cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl and spread this mixture over the bottoms of the rolls. Top that with the cherry pie filling and the top halves of the rolls.

Spreading Topping Over Cherry Cheesecake Sliders

How to Make the Topping

My favorite part about cheesecake is the graham cracker crust, so I had to incorporate that into the recipe somehow, so I added it to the tops of the sliders. To make the topping, melt the butter in a small bowl and mix in the crushed graham crackers and sugar.

Use a pastry brush to brush the graham cracker mixture over the tops of the buns. Bake for 20 minutes covered with aluminum foil, followed by 5 more minutes uncovered. At some point during the baking, prepare the frosting.

How to Make the Frosting

This cream cheese frosting will be drizzled on the freshly baked sliders after you take them out of the oven the final time. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese (yes, more cream cheese😀), butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Mix these ingredients until it becomes creamy. Drizzle this on the warm sliders. Cut the sliders apart and serve warm. You will definitely need a fork to get all the flavors in one bite!

Cherry Cheesecake Slider on a White Plate with Glaze Drizzled Over Top and Glaze in Bowl in Back

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Cherry Cheesecake Sliders

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cherry Cheesecake Sliders are a sweet, simple dessert that has all the flavors of cheesecake tucked in between sweet Hawaiian rolls.

Ingredients

SLIDERS

  • 1 package (12 rolls) Kings Hawaiian rolls
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

TOPPING

  • ¼ cup (half stick or 57g) butter, melted
  • ¼ cup graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup (half stick or 57g) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish by spraying it with nonstick spray.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half, placing just the bottom halves in the prepared dish and setting the tops of the rolls aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar, mixing until smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom halves of the rolls that are in the baking dish.
  • On top of the cream cheese spread, add the cherry pie filling.
  • Place the top halves of the buns on top of the cherry pie filling.
  • It is now time to make the graham cracker topping. Before you can combine the ingredients, be sure to crush a few graham crackers until you have 1/4 cup of crumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, melt the butter.
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar to the melted butter.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the graham cracker mixture over the tops of the buns.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake the sliders for 20 minutes.
  • After the 20 minutes, remove the foil from the baking dish, and bake for an additional 5 minutes (or until the tops of the sliders turn a golden brown).
  • Meanwhile, it's time to make the cream cheese frosting that you will drizzle over the baked Cherry Cheesecake Sliders.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. Mix these ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • After you have removed the sliders from the oven the final time, drizzle the cream cheese mixture over the hot sliders.
  • Slice and serve.

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Reader Comments

  1. Hi!

    I love your recipes and make them all the time! There is one small problem. When you press “print” the page opens, but the “Do not sell” bar on the left hand side sometimes blocks the ingredient measurements. I don’t know if this can be fixed or not, I looking forward to trying both he cherry cheese cake sliders and the apple ones. I’m betting my knitting group will love them – when we can meet up again!

  2. In the cherry pie filling and cream cheese sliders you did not give the temperature of the oven when baking the sliders

  3. I did not read from the beginning of the recipe the temperature it was there I am very sorry I stand corrected

  4. I made the cherry cheesecake slider recipe. I was very disappointed. I do not think combining bread with cream cheese and the other ingredients makes for a tasty mixture. I will never make this recipe again.

    1. Maybe it simply isn’t to your tastes? I’m not sure how sweet white bread, cream cheese, cherry pie filling, and a rich buttery topping toasted to perfection could ever NOT be good? Do you simply dislike the texture? You can always bake longer if you want them crispier. I’ve made this recipe forever now and literally never heard a single complaint. Only high praise. Folks always ask for the recipe. Maybe it’s a midwestern thing?

  5. I have fresh cherries from our friends orchard, can i make a cherry compote for the filling or does it not matter. Thank you

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