Cherry Delight

Monday, June 17, 2013

For Father's Day, we surprised my husband with one of his favorite desserts, Cherry Delight.  It's a variation of Cherry Cheesecake that requires no baking and is very simple to make.

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Ingredients

For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 T. melted butter
For the cream cheese mixture:
  • 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 container whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
Topping:
  • Cherry Pie Filling
Method

Since Abby wanted to help with Daddy's dessert, she finely crushed the graham crackers in a large plastic bag.  You could also use pre-packaged graham cracker crumbs or crush in food processor.

Mashing Graham Crackers 

Next, combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter.  Mix until moistened and press down in 9 x 9 baking dish.

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Next, cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Add vanilla extract.  Fold in whipped topping and spread mixture over graham cracker crust.

Mixture

Top with pie filling and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. 

This dessert is cool and refreshing, with a subtle cream cheese flavor.  It's a great last minute dessert idea and is versatile, in that you can use almost any flavor pie filling you desire.

cherry delight



12 comments:

  1. AnonymousJune 17, 2013

    What a delicious looking dessert! Abby Grace, you did a wonderful job fixing your daddy a tasty Father's Day treat! :-)

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    1. Thank you! She really enjoyed helping out this year. :-)

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  2. Oh my, this looks FABULOUS! Pinned and I will be sharing this on my Facebook page! :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I hope you get a chance to try it.

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  3. Yummy! I love anything with cherry pie filling. I have had something like this before, except the person took the easy way out with the bottom part. Lol. She used pre-made tart shells! :)

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I have to admit, those little tart shells are pretty cute.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm heading over to check it out!

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  5. Omgosh, how adorable is she?! So. Adorable!

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  6. Wow, that's some awesome food photography. I almost licked the screen!

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