My mother in law makes the best cherry delight and we have it every year at Thanksgiving! I mentioned it in my Thanksgiving Link up! A few of you have asked for the recipe...so here it is!
Things You'll Need
-1/2 cup butter
-1 Can of Cherry Pie Topping
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1 container of Cool Whip
-2- 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 pie tin
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 Make the graham cracker pie crust. Take ½ a cup of butter and melt it in your microwave or on the stove. Crush up approximately 8 whole graham crackers. It should make approximately 2 cups of crushed graham cracker crumbs. In a bowl, mix together the 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and 1/3 cup of white sugar. Make sure it is evenly mixed. Add the melted butter slowly to the graham cracker mixture and stir. Continue to stir until the mixture is the same texture.
2 Put the pie crust together. Take the graham cracker mixture and press it into a pie tin. The pie tin should look like it is coated with the mixture. It should look like it’s adhered to the pan. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Once the pie crust is done baking, allow it to cool for approximately 30 minutes.
3 Make the cream cheese filling. In a bowl, mix together the container of Cool Whip and the 2 packages of cream cheese. Once the mixture has reached an even consistency, add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
4 Put it all together. Continue with this step only if the pie crust has completely cooled. If the pie crust has not cooled off completely, allow it to cool off and then proceed. Take the cream cheese mixture and pour it into the graham cracker crust shell. Spread the mixture so it is evenly leveled. Top it with the cherry pie filling.
5 Allow it to cool. Once you’ve put your Cherry Delight together, allow it to cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Once it’s cooled completely, dig in.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!
I am exhausted and ready for bed!
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