Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cherry Yum Yum. Possibly my favorite dessert.

My Aunt Margie used to make a dessert that I loved as a kid, and still love. She called it "Cherry Yum Yum" and it is so good. My Aunt is long gone now, but my mother still makes this every Christmas and I've made it a few times myself. It's not complicated but oh-so-good.  It can be made with blueberries instead of cherry filling, but I've always loved the cherry the best. Recipe below.

From this past Christmas, a serving of Cherry Yum Yum.

Here's my Aunt Margie's Cherry Yum Yum recipe. It needs a few hours to chill thoroughly so make sure to make it in plenty of time to chill, preferably even overnight.

Aunt Margie's Cherry Yum Yum

3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 sticks margarine (or butter), melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 can cherry pie filling
1 large can crushed undrained pineapple (cooked & thickened with 3 T. cornstarch)
1 large pkg. cream cheese (8 oz)
12 oz. whipped topping

Combine cracker crumbs, 1/2 c sugar & margarine. 
Blend cream cheese & 1 cup sugar; fold in whipped topping. 
Spread half of graham cracker crumb mixture in bottom of 9 x 12 baking dish. 
Add half of cream cheese mixture. 
Spread on cherry pie filling and pineapple; add remaining cream cheese mixture. 
Top with remaining crumbs. 

Refrigerate several hours before serving.

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