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Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe
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Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe

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Pretty layers of graham cracker crumbs, creamy filling and fruit topping make this dessert a standout! For a nice change, you can substitute blueberry pie filling or another fruit flavor for the cherry filling called for in the recipe. -Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 418 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Divide among eight dessert dishes, about 4 rounded teaspoonfuls in each.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk until blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Spoon 1/4 cup into each dish. Top with pie filling, about 1/4 cup in each. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert in Taste of Home October/November 2003, p33

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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tammycookblogsbooks 254385
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"This tastes like cheesecake and I think it is delicious! It is so easy to put together. I was concerned about the amount of lemon juice in the recipe, thinking it was too much. I followed the recipe amount and it turned out great. I was out of canned cherry pie filling so I used thawed frozen strawberries with some sugar added instead"

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JGa2595176 220485
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"One of our favorite dessert recipes...easy to make, delicious to eat and appeals to almost everyone! Could jazz it up with maybe a little lemon zest in the filling, or as another reviewer mentioned switching up the fruit type on top. Overall it's a great basic recipe though. :)"

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MsMoommist 218461
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"This is so yummy! I made it for a dessert after our card night. I didn't have any parfet dishes so I put it into a graham cracker pie crust which was not a good idea because it has pudding consistancy but the flavor was perfect."

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Rikku 73087
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"This was so easy and delicious, even my picky husband loved it!"

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ladyhearts4 99932
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Definantly will make this again!! Was easy but taste like you spent time making it. Great dessert to impress your guest! This one is a keeper!! yummmyyy!!"

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mommaofthree 49794
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"Made this for company and it was an all around hit. Easy and delicious!"

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