This recipe has been in our family for years, and is always a favorite for potlucks and other special occasions. It is easily and quickly prepared. The red cherry topping makes this dish a delightful dessert for occasions like 4th of July and Christmas.
- 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs, crushed
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- l ( l-lb.) box powdered sugar
- l (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
- l pint whipping cream
- 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
- l tbsp. vanilla flavoring
- 1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling
Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter to form crust in 9-inch pie shell or 9×9-inch pan.
Soften cream cheese and mix with powdered sugar. When thoroughly mixed, spread over pie crust.
Mix whipping cream, adding sugar and vanilla flavoring.
Spread over cream cheese and powered sugar mix. If time permits, refrigerate until whipping cream is firm before topping with cherry pie filling.
Add cherry pie filling and serve.