Cherry Cream Dessert

I thought about sharing this Cherry Dessert recipe on Valentine’s Day, but I was too busy eating it.  A single girl has to find some way to survive the holiday, right?  The cherries really helped.

It wasn’t really a lonely heart pushing me into the kitchen on Tuesday though.  No, I was motivated by a long standing family tradition. I have been enjoying this simple dessert for almost as many Valentine’s Days as I can remember.  But it’s so good, that I don’t really need a holiday just to put it on the menu, which is why I made it again today – um, happy Thursday?

Want to have a happy Thursday too?  This dessert is a pretty good reason to celebrate.  A family friend once won a Betty Crocker award for this dessert, and when you try it I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a first place recipe.  Enjoy!

Cherry Cream Dessert

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Crust Ingredients

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1 cup butter, softened

Filling Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 packages Dream Whip
2 cans cherry pie filling


Crust: Crumble flour, sugar, walnuts, and butter together and pour evenly into a 9″x13″ pan.  Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes, or until mixture begins to brown on sides.  Remove from oven and crumble while still warm, then pat back into pan.  Cool.

Filling: Whip Dream Whip according to package instructions.  Add cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and combine well.  Spread evenly over cooled crust.  Top with cherry filling.  Chill 2 hours.

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