Cherry Delight

I found my Aunt Melinda’s recipe for Cherry Delight.  I thought this was going to be a dump cake.  It actually looks like a cheese cake type dessert.  I will be making this for our Christmas in Big Sandy this year.  Let’s see if she knows it’s her recipe. 

First I have to research and find out what is dream whip, I need two packs. LOL.

It was a disaster.  I am updating the recipe below.  The dream whip OMG! There were no instructions on mixing dream whip per box and then adding, so I dumped the dream whip packets into the cream cheese.  Can you picture playdough dried out?

 Once this was corrected, the next day and I started baking the crust, another OMG, is this recipe right?  I called my cousin who gave me the original recipe from Granny.  The good thing with this recipe it said 2 prepared envelopes of dream whip. I wish I would have seen this or the cool whip.

We decided to change the temperature for the crust to 425, as you would cook a pie crust.

The second cherry delight I made was delicious. Next time I will be using cool whip, not dream whip.

Our Christmas is going to be on Saturday. This is leg day with the FASTer Way To Fat Loss, so I get to eat the dessert. Yeah!! Another reason we can incorporate dessert into our lifestyle is with intermittent fasting.

Crust

1 ½ cup flour

¾ cup of butter

2 Tbs sugar

½ cup pecans chopped

Mix butter into flour with a pastry blender.  Add in sugar and pecans mix well.

Press mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.  Bake at 425 degrees until lightly browned. About 20 minutes.

Filling

8 oz package of cream cheese

1 ½ cup of powdered sugar

2 envelopes of Dream Whip mixed per box instructions. (I will be using cool whip next time)

Mix the cheese and powder sugar

Fold in the dream whip

Pour onto crust

Topping

2 cans of cherry pie filling

Pour cherry pie filling over cheese filling

Chill at least 30 minutes

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