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Cherry Chewbilees

 Cherry Chewbilees
Cherry Chewbilees makes a good dish to carry to potlucks and parties. It's a hit for me at home, too—my husband rates it as one of his favorite desserts. We both love the country, and the small town we live in has a very rural-sounding nickname...it's know as the "Forestry Capital of the South"!
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in shortening until
  • fine crumbs form. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts and coconut. Set aside 1/2
  • cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla
  • in a bowl until smooth. Spread over hot crust. Bake 15 minutes.
  • Spread pie filling on top. Combine remaining nuts and reserved
  • crumbs; sprinkle over cherries. Bake 15 minutes more. Cool.
  • Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 20 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 251 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.