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
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of margarine
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.