Lush Cherry is an easy summer treat layered with Graham’s Nutty Crust, Cream Cheese, Cherry Pie Filling and a Cool Whip Topping.
This lush, one-pot cherry dessert is light, fluffy, and full of cheesecake flavor! Adding nuts to the crust increases its temperature, giving you subtle nutty notes in every bite. This recipe is almost no-bake, but you’ll need about 8 minutes to bake the crust, which will help bring out the wonderful nutty flavor.
If you’ve never heard of a sheet dessert before, it’s a creamy, layered dessert that typically consists of a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, flavored topping (see our grape leaf) and finally garnished with whipped cream. There are many ways to achieve this, and the options are endless!
°1-14 ounce packet of golden Oreos, crushed in a processor
°Half a cup of salted and melted butter
°1 tbsp to prepare the platter
°8 ounces soft cream cheese, at room temperature
°Half a cup of white sugar
°16 ounces frozen whipping cream, thawed
°2 small packets of instant pudding mix, cheesecake flavor
°3 cups whole milk
°2 large cans of cherry pie filling
°1 cup chopped pecans or chopped walnuts
the first step:
Spread into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and set aside
Crush cookies until they form small crumbs
The second step:
Add the melted butter and mix until combined
Place the cookie mixture in the bottom of the baking dish, pressing down and making the layer as even as possible
Place the crust in the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the filling.
In a bowl, whisk together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 cup whipped topping.
Blend until smooth
The fourth step:
Spread this mixture over the cookie crust and place in the freezer for another 10 minutes
In another bowl, combine 2 pudding mix packages, milk and 1/2 cup whipped topping mix. Using a whisk, whisk until it begins to thicken
Spread pudding over cooled cream cheese layer, spread evenly and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until pudding is set.
After 30 minutes, pour the cherry pie filling over the pudding layer, being very careful not to mix the layers together.
Gently spread the rest of the whipped cream over the entire entremets
Garnish with chopped pecans and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.