Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cherry Yum Yum


This is a recipe that I grew up on. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have this dessert. I think my mom found this in an old church cookbook, made it, and it stuck. Shane's birthday was last week and the tradition for my kids and hubby, is that they can choose any type of cake, pie, or whatever for their birthday "cake" and I will make it, or at least attempt it. Shane chose this recipe this year for his birthday. I would think that you could use any flavor of fruit filling and it would be just as delicious. I used a can filling, but if you have homemade around use it too. No need to heat your oven, this is a no bake dessert!
Cherry Yum Yum
Crust:
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of margarine
Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
12 oz cool whip, thawed
1 can of cherry pie filling, or fruit of your choice.
To make the crust, melt the margarine and mix with the graham cracker crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture. Press the remaining 2 cups into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
For the filling: Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and milk until smooth. Fold into the cool whip.
Spread half of this mixture on top of the graham cracker crust. Spread the pie filing evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Once pie filling spread, top with the remaining half of the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

17 comments:

Megan said...

Oh my gosh! My husband would totally love that dessert! He digs Cool Whip, and graham cracker crust is one of his favorites - thanks for sharing.

Coleen's Recipes said...

With a name like Cherry Yum Yum, how can anyone resist? Delicious.

Maria said...

Wonderful dessert!

Cristine said...

YUM YUM! That looks so delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love a no-bake dessert, especially with this really hot weather we're having. I bet my family would love this.

How wonderful that Shane chose this dessert.

Megan said...

s sound so refreshing and good. I'll have to try it!!!

stephchows said...

This looks totally refreshing with the cool whip! And mmmm cherries!! I need to make some cherry pie, seriously soon!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this looks so delicious, and so simple to make. I love desserts like this!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to make this for Mother's Day! My mom loves cherries.

Ashley said...

This looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it :)

Elyse said...

This cherry yum yum looks super yum yum! Good choice, Shane! Happy bday! I really want to try this out. Looks totally delicious.

UPrinting said...

Cream cheese, grahams, and cherry filling... Now, that is good! ^_^
It kinda looks like an ice cream sandwich, don't you think so?
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

This was a Christmas tradition in our family when I was a kid back in the Carter administration. This was absolutely fabulous and fantastic. I'll have to try it as a summertime dessert next year.

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68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it

68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it

68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cherry Yum Yum


This is a recipe that I grew up on. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have this dessert. I think my mom found this in an old church cookbook, made it, and it stuck. Shane's birthday was last week and the tradition for my kids and hubby, is that they can choose any type of cake, pie, or whatever for their birthday "cake" and I will make it, or at least attempt it. Shane chose this recipe this year for his birthday. I would think that you could use any flavor of fruit filling and it would be just as delicious. I used a can filling, but if you have homemade around use it too. No need to heat your oven, this is a no bake dessert!
Cherry Yum Yum
Crust:
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of margarine
Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
12 oz cool whip, thawed
1 can of cherry pie filling, or fruit of your choice.
To make the crust, melt the margarine and mix with the graham cracker crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture. Press the remaining 2 cups into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
For the filling: Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and milk until smooth. Fold into the cool whip.
Spread half of this mixture on top of the graham cracker crust. Spread the pie filing evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Once pie filling spread, top with the remaining half of the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

17 comments:

Megan said...

Oh my gosh! My husband would totally love that dessert! He digs Cool Whip, and graham cracker crust is one of his favorites - thanks for sharing.

Coleen's Recipes said...

With a name like Cherry Yum Yum, how can anyone resist? Delicious.

Maria said...

Wonderful dessert!

Cristine said...

YUM YUM! That looks so delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love a no-bake dessert, especially with this really hot weather we're having. I bet my family would love this.

How wonderful that Shane chose this dessert.

Megan said...

s sound so refreshing and good. I'll have to try it!!!

stephchows said...

This looks totally refreshing with the cool whip! And mmmm cherries!! I need to make some cherry pie, seriously soon!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this looks so delicious, and so simple to make. I love desserts like this!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to make this for Mother's Day! My mom loves cherries.

Ashley said...

This looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it :)

Elyse said...

This cherry yum yum looks super yum yum! Good choice, Shane! Happy bday! I really want to try this out. Looks totally delicious.

UPrinting said...

Cream cheese, grahams, and cherry filling... Now, that is good! ^_^
It kinda looks like an ice cream sandwich, don't you think so?
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

This was a Christmas tradition in our family when I was a kid back in the Carter administration. This was absolutely fabulous and fantastic. I'll have to try it as a summertime dessert next year.

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68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it

68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it

68-iou1 said...

I was brought up with this dessert in my household and it was the best quick dessert my mom could ever had made for my brothers and I. I'm sure it will be a family treat once you try it