Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cherry Delight

Holidays always make you reminiscent.  Certain food and desserts can take you back to your childhood.  When I remember Easter dinner at Grandma Patty's I remember Cherry Delight.  While that wasn't the only dessert served, it was one of my favorites. I always wondered if she made it again, I didn't see it displayed with the rest of the food.  She would magically bring it out from the refrigerator in the garage when it was time to serve dessert.

Not only have I been reminiscing about food, but family.  My cousin and his wife just welcomed their second child into the world, and named him after our Grandfather Charles.  I knew they were going to name him Conner, but when they made the announcement of Charles Connor it was a nice suprise.

It may seem like there are plenty of steps to this recipe, but it was very simple, and Macie helped me with the crust.  Rolling pin, baggie full of graham crackers, best project for kids.  She finished the project by pressing the crust mixture into to pan.  I won't let the kids handle pans in and out of the oven yet, but she also helped with the filling and spreading the cherry pie filling on top.

This is a delicious dessert that needs to be made more than once a year for Easter.


  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large can of cherry pie filling

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Prepare crust.  Use a 11x7 baking dish.  Crush graham crackers in a gallon bag with rolling pin, or use food processor.  Mix crushed graham crackers, melted butter and sugar together.  Press evenly into 11x7 baking dish.  Bake in oven 5-8 minutes. Let the crust cool while you prepare the filling.

Prepare filling.  Use an electric mixer and a large bowl and whip the heavy cream until it forms small peaks.

In another bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Then fold in the heavy cream by hand.  Pour filling over cooled crust and use spatula.  

Spread cherry pie filling on top.

Refrigerate overnight for best results.

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Crystal Kellner


Kimmi | Kimmi's Dairyland said...

This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

Val said...

I love a good cherry delight dessert! This is a staple at church potlucks in our area! Thanks for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party this month!

Crystal Kellner said...

Val, Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how it turns out Kimmi!

The Country Cook said...

Hey Crystal! This looks SO good and your blog design is gorgeous! Can you provide a link back to Weekend Potluck so we can feature the recipe? Thank you! You can grab a button from my sidebar if you want! :)

Crystal Kellner said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by! Linking up now!

geoedw said...

I knew this had to be referencing Mom's dessert. Its funny how food triggers so many memories. It is so thoughtful of you to include this in your blog. Your Grandma Patty was such a big part of all our lives. She continues to live on in our hearts and lives. Thanks for the memory. :')

Jane said...

This sounds like a tasty dessert. My mom had a cherry delight dessert...the base was a torte made with meringue, crushed saltine crackers, and pecans. It's a favorite at Christmas.