Thursday, December 22, 2011

Delightful Cherry Delight!

I am leaving you this year with a delicious dessert in case you need one over the
holidays. I brought this to a party last Friday and it got rave reviews. One of the
ladies said her mother used to make it but she had lost the recipe so I was happy
to share it with her along with a few other people. I believe the dish is always a
success if people ask for the recipe. Men love it!

Cherry Delight

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter, melted

1 (8 oz.) and 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. milk

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

2 cans cherry pie filling (original recipe calls for 1 but that is a little skimpy)
 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring

Combine crumbs and butter and press into 1 9x13" pan. Chill in the freezer for 25 minutes.

Beat the next three ingredients together until blended and smooth. Spread over crust.

Top with pecans.

After whipping the cream, fold in sugar and vanilla. Spread over the nuts.

Combine cherry pie filling with almond flavoring and spread evenly.

Chill overnight in refrigerator.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

For a 15x10 pan, use 3 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1-1/2 sticks butter, 2-8 oz. cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 T. milk, pecans to cover.

Taking this to the link party:
Lolly Jane Boutique Whatcha Got Week-end

This wreath has been repinned from my Just Wreaths Pinboard
by 168 people!

Check it out HERE
to see how it's made.

Have a joyous holiday
with family and friends!

See you next week .....


  1. Oh this looks wonderful! And cherries are always so pretty! Will have to keep this great recipe in mind, yum. Thanks for joining my party! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I followed you on pinterest and am pinning and tweeting this lovely recipe.

  2. We just had a similar cherry desert today for our gathering...and the wreath is such a pretty find!

    Merry Christmas Donna!


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