Friday, June 15, 2018

Cherry Delight

This no-bake dessert is so easy to throw together and can feed a crowd! It's truly a delight

Cherry Delight #dessert #cherry #cheesecake #recipe

I love no-bake desserts that mimic cheesecake and I love any time I can get a cherry recipe because I don't have cherries enough. I think on the rare occasion I do, it's atop a sundae or milkshake. I don't think I have ever made anything from fresh cherries, so that's definitely on my foodie bucket list. But for now, I have to share this wonderful dessert that is no-bake and uses canned cherries. You can absolutely bake the crust for more sturdiness, but I actually like it better unbaked. This really reminds me of the Jell-O cherry cheesecake but a littler heartier.

Cherry Delight #dessert #cherry #cheesecake #recipe
What you need:
For the crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the topping:
  • 2 cans (21 oz. each) cherry pie filling
  1. For the crust: stir together ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Press in an aluminum foil lined 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. Optional: bake crust in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes for a sturdier crust. If you do, make sure it is completely cooled before adding filling.
  4. For the filling: beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix for 2 minutes.
  6. Then add Cool Whip in two additions and stir with a spatula just until combined.
  7. Top crust with filling and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
  8. Top filling with cans of pie filling.
  9. Cut into squares and serve!
  10. Store any leftover dessert in the refrigerator.
Recipe slightly adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Cherry Delight #dessert #cherry #cheesecake #recipe

Another delicious summer treat is this recipe for Banana Split Trifles. But if you want something more like cheesecake, these Blueberry Crumble Cheesecake Bars from Life Made Simple are just the bee's knees.


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