Another good Valentine’s day dessert. This one is for Denver who is getting 20 inches of snow tonight. Wish I was there!!!!
This is Bob’s all time favorite. The cookie crust is simple to make, then there is a cream cheese layer, canned cherry pie filling and Dream Whip on top. It has been around for a long time but some of you youngsters may not have had it!
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cream cheese layer:
2 (8 oz. cream cheese) room temp.
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 can cherry pie filling
2 envelopes Dream Whip (in a box near the Jello)
You can use Cool Whip if you would rather (but it is not as good on this).
Press into a 9X13 pan. Bake for 12 minutes at 350. Cool completely.
The edges will just barely be turning brown.
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle until fluffy. Spread over COOLED crust.
|Spread pie filling over cream cheese.|
|Prepare 2 envelopes of Dream Whip with an electric mixer and spread over cherries. Cover and keep refrigerated.
Note: There is an optional chocolate version that replaces the cherry pie filling with one 3 oz. chocolate pudding and pie filling prepared according to package directions. You can also do it with half of the pan cherry and half chocolate.