Cherry Crumb Dessert Recipe
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Cherry Crumb Dessert Recipe

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This dessert is a sweet treat, especially when garnished with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream! The crust and crumb topping have a wonderful nutty flavor, and the smooth fruit filling looks beautiful when served. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 294 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Pat remaining crumbs onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Spread pie filling over crust. Combine the walnuts with reserved crumbs; sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Crumb Dessert in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p36

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This recipe has been in my mom's cookbook for 20 years! She clipped the recipe out of the newspaper, taped it toher book with a note that says "great, easy receipt!". During the cold months she makes it using apple pie filling and during the warm months cherry. Also, a great dessert to make when out of eggs. As Dawn Lowenstein mentions, try different variations, you won't be disappointed!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"We used to call this Fruit Magic when Mom made it back in the 70's when I was little. So yummy we often asked for it instead of birthday cake."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This was so easy to put together! We look forward to the next time I make it."

Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I add 1 tsp. of vanilla to white and yellow cake mixes to take away the cakebox flavor. Hope this will help others to be happier when they need to use a box mix."

Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I have used this recipe with other pie fillings besides cherry or blueberry! I've used blackberry, strawberry, lemon, raspberry & apple pie filling. To the apple pie filling, I add 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon & 1/4 tsp. nutmeg & 1 Tbsp. lemon juice(MAY use either ReaLemon bottled lemon juice 0R fresh squeezed lemon juice.

I also add about 1 cup raisins, with 1/2 to 1 cup boiling water to plump them up, then I let the raisins sit 20 minutes & drain off the water before adding to apple pie filling!
I'd meant to say I'd ALSO used different flavors of pie fillings! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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