"That Cherry Stuff"


"That Cherry Stuff"

That Cherry Stuff

We cannot tell a lie...we love this fluff dessert, and so will your whole gang! It's not just easy to make, it's yummy to eat. Before you know it, they'll be asking for "That Cherry Stuff" over and over again!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (any kind)

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, fold together all ingredients.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl or individual dessert glasses. Chill before serving.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 436
  • Calories from Fat 176
  • Total Fat 20g 30 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.8g 39 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 8.2g 16 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13 %
  • Sodium 194mg 8 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 60g 20 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 9 %
  • Sugars 34g 0 %

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My husband's and family's favorite holiday recipe. I add abt a cup of coconut, and use the lightly sweetened cherry pie filling, so it's not as sweet. It makes too much for our small family, and you can't eat too much at one time, so I freeze half of it for the next get together. Any where I've taken it, everyone loves it! Definitely never any leftovers.

Can a dessert recipe be any easier than this. I love the simple ingredients and the ease of preparation. The title is for cherry but I bet you can swap the cherry pie filling for the other fillings provided, like blueberry and get a different dessert.

This recipe for "That Cherry Stuff" is sort of like an in-between for jell-o and pudding. Very simple ingredients and really very easy to prepare and at my house will most likely be a winner on the dessert circuit.

I'm a little bit skeptical of something like this, but I would probably bring it to a potluck, because if I don't like it, someone will!

I don't like sweetened condensed milk do you have to use that or is there a substitute you can use. Too much sugar in the sweetened milk

Hi there! You can substitute 1 cup of sour cream for the sweetened condensed milk in this recipe. Enjoy!

This is fabulous. I loved it.

Yuck I do not know how these ingredients cannot be good but not worth the calories. I thought it would be fun to make for Valentines Day. Waste of money, bummed me out.

Here we go again, Hater! Why do you even comment when you haven't even made it to try and taste it? Like my mother said, You won't know if you like it 'til you try it! So quit wasting comment space on this website 'til you've made it and can actually comment on it!

It is easy to put together no oven or cooking experience needed. I made this to use up a can of off brand cherry pie filling. This recipe has many 5 star ratings so I think I learned a lesson. While it tasted okay I think using quality ingredients would have made this even better. Some recipes need the good stuff and I would make this again using brand name ingredients.

LOVE IT! Used pineapple tidbits instead of crushed, and low fat Cool Whip. Froze some in small plastic bathroom cups, even better than when refrigerated.

Love it instead of using the crushed pineapple I use the pineapple chunks drained and I dont add the nuts !

I have been making this for years, minus the nuts. My Aunt used to make it, but she got a can of dark, sweet cherries and cooked it, thickening it with cornstarch. It was also delicious that way. AND--if you freeze it, it tastes like cherry ice cream!

Made this for years, everyone loves it!

This sound wonderful and can't wait to try it. Just wondering, why can't I find it in the Misc-Desserts area.

I have made this desert for many years it is so creamy and crunchy at the same time. The desert tastes better after it sets over night in the refrigerator. I have also made one that has strawberry pie filling with the same ingredients as the cherry. If you are a strawberry lover like me you will really enjoy it . I serve these deserts at Thanksgiving and Christmas, i serve one kind at different holidays. My family always look forward to these deserts. Always use the best ingredients.


Oreo crumb crust, broken oreos on top. Yum!

I add mandarin oranges to this.

looks great!


This has been a holiday tradition for my family for over a decade. If you havent tried it before you need to give it a try. Good "stuff"!! ;o)

I love this recipe and make it often! My 15 month old grandson loves it too. I add graham cracker crumbs with melted butter stirred together like I was making a crust. Except I just mix it in. I also double the cherry pie filling, pineapple also use the largest cool whip available. delicious!!!

Could one use strawberry pie filling to make the same recipe?

The Spartan stores make this ! My Mom has been trying to find the recipe for a long time. And she called it "That Cherry Stuff" ! lol ! She had the name & didn't even know it ! Thanks MF ! :* )

looks wonderful love your recipes

I added to this recipe some sheered sweetened coconut. It was very delicious.

I made this for two birthday celebrations and my guests raved how delicious it was....does anyone know if i can substitute blueberry pie filling for a boys baby shower, and if so what can a second fruit be... (strawberries and pineapple, blueberries and ???)need to make for this Saturday...

Sure you can try blueberries! I would say that you could probably still use pineapple with it, but it really depends on your taste! Sounds like a great option! Enjoy!

Bananas would be perfect! Blueberries and bananas always go great together!

My family and I love this stuff! I like to add toasted coconut in the stuff and sprinkled on top, yum!

I have made this many times for our church dinners, I add small marshmellows.

It does sound good...and so pretty...I can't wait to try it.

This is delicious I have made it before!

That sounds delicious! I will make it tomorrow(fursur)...:-D!

I make something like this and I always take a clean bowl home. The only difference is 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring. Cuts the sweet. Then it is frozen. Yummmmmmm

Mr. Food .......... this is another winner! I've had many request for the recipe and always bring home an empty bowl! I will be trying the "Pot of Gold" one next. Sooooo 'easy' and always delicious. Great for 'family' and 'company.' Have a great day and keep those "delicious recipes" coming!!! One of your 'fans,' sincerely, Sherry

This recipe is really great and easy to make. I fixed it last night for supper and it was a big hit. Even my son-in-law loved it and he is not much on any type of dessert.

prchrskd how do you make your own condensed milk?

THis is good, but when I got this recipe living in Arkansas we used pecans for the nuts and sliced banana as well,..chilling for 24 hours to allow the flavors to blend. yum, yum, Yummy! make your own condensed milk takes it up a notch better.

My husband loves this stuff. He just calls it "fluffy stuff" then smiles:)

I make this all the time love it. On a hot summer day this is good frozen. We made this for my folks 50th anniv. and frozen them as we were planning for about 200 people. When we put some out it was still frozen and people loved it.

I started making this 10 years ago, I also add 7 oz. shredded coconut and 2 sliced bananas...... mmmmmm GOOD!

We make something similar to this. Our recipe calls for 1/2 bag of mini marshmellows.

Do you add it to the recipe or replace something with it?

I have a neat software program called AccuChef that will calculate the nutritional facts for recipes. I think it cost about $20.00 but is well worth the cost as I have a 14 year old granddaughter that is Type I diabetic.

There is a site you can go to that cost nothing, It is "sparkspeople.com" I love this site you can put your own recipe in and it will calcuate everything. Plus you can keep track of everything fro food to water. Check it out.

awesome. I made this today for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. I love it because it is not only so good, but so easy and quick to make. This will be in "my favorites" recipe file. You can refreeze left overs (if there's any left over).

to make it more interesting, sprinkle toasted (or plain) coconut on top of some of the individual servings and top other with a different topping such as crumbled graham crackers or nuts or any combination. for a festive look at Christmas, add a green maraschino cherry on top or a mint leaf in place of or in addition to the red cherry. You could also tie a thin ribbon around the base of the serving dish if it is footed.

I made this and put it into 2 graham cracker crusts and chilled for 2 hours before serving. It was a super fast and easy dessert and my guests thought I had spent alot of time preparing it. Everyone loved it. Thanks Mr. Food!! Kris

Love this -- I make it and add: Cottage Cheese Coconut Pecans low-fat sweet milk low-fat cool whip This makes it A LITTLE bit healthy with the cottage cheese. By using the low-fat items it also changes it a little. This is my favorite thing to bring to family gatherings, etc. and yes I call it the "Pink Stuff". God Bless and have a great day.

I have a 8 year old Granddaughter, she is type 1 diabetic. Is there a chance you could print the carbs per serving on your receips ? Thank You. Nancy Thompson. shaylee2@att.net


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