Black Forest Dream Dessert Recipe

4.5 6 10
Black Forest Dream Dessert Recipe
Black Forest Dream Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Publisher Photo

Black Forest Dream Dessert Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 6 10
Publisher Photo
This rich, chilled dessert seems to hit the spot on a hot summer's day. The recipe makes a large dessert, but my family never complains if there happen to be leftovers!
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with pie filling; cover and chill.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Whisk a small amount of pudding into melted chocolate. Return all to the pudding, whisking constantly. Pour over cherry filling. Chill for 2 hours or until set.
Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over dessert. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Black Forest Dream Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 540 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with pie filling; cover and chill.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Whisk a small amount of pudding into melted chocolate. Return all to the pudding, whisking constantly. Pour over cherry filling. Chill for 2 hours or until set.
  4. Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over dessert. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Black Forest Dream Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p33

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forBlack Forest Dream Dessert

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Sort By :

Average Rating
MY REVIEW
knittinggram User ID: 6320431 254452
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"I made this recipe for friends yesterday and we all just loved it. I will make it again, however, I will not use the morsels. I will just use chocolate pudding because I found after mixing in the chocolate, the pudding was not firm even after being in the fridge all day. It was a little "runny" if that is the word to use. Still delicious though."

MY REVIEW
katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 82107
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Good dessert, made for a family dinner."

MY REVIEW
[email protected] User ID: 1348972 157177
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"Scrumptious!"

MY REVIEW
parksville User ID: 1598935 161593
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"This is a terrific dessert! Used instant white chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. The nice thing is you can make it a day ahead. All of our friends said it's a "keeper"!"

MY REVIEW
Leahpagan User ID: 1427665 80707
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"Absolutely love it!! Even my husband's grandpa who doesn't like pudding took leftovers!!"

MY REVIEW
ecsoelberg User ID: 2732716 207706
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"This was DELICIOUS!"

Loading Image