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Sweet Cherry Thing

(2 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
Sweet Cherry Thing
SERVES
15
CHILL TIME
8 Hr
COOK TIME
15 Min

Make sure to leave room for this Sweet Cherry Thing! Your belly may be full but you won't want to miss out on this sweet, tart goodness.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. Combine crushed cookies and butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish (see Note). Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
     
  3. Meanwhile, stir together pie filling and almond and vanilla extracts in a large bowl; set aside.
     
  4. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar at medium speed wtih an electric beater until creamy; fold in whipped topping. Spoon into cooled crust. Top with pie filling mixture, spreading evenly. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Cut into squares to serve.
     

Notes

  • After pouring the crumb mixture into the baking dish, place a large piece of plastic wrap over it, and press the crumbs into the dish. Remove the plastic wrap and your crust is evenly packed - no messy hands!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 513
  • Calories from Fat 258
  • Total Fat 29g 44 %
  • Saturated Fat 13g 65 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 3.8g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 63mg 21 %
  • Sodium 225mg 9 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 61g 20 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 15g 0 %
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I love cherries! Had to make this recipe when I came across it. Turned out great and leftovers kept well in the fridge too.

This looks heavenly, I'll be making it soon!

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