Almost like cherry cheesecake cookie bars. Quick, easy and oh-so rich.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine the butter or margarine, flour, white sugar and chopped pecans. Press mixture into the bottom of one 9x13 inch baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Allow crust to cool completely before preceding.

  • Prepare the dream whip according to the package directions.

  • Blend the cream cheese and the confectioners' sugar together. Fold in the dream whip and spread over the top of the cooled crust. Top with the cherry pie filling and refrigerated before serving.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 26.2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2008
Delicious crust; we love the pecan shortbread taste. I used a half of a container of Cool Whip for the whipped topping. Next time I will double the cream cheese & whipped topping mixture so it is thicker and can stand up to that "steal the show" crust! I made my own blueberry pie topping from freshly-picked blueberries (boiled/dissolved 1 c. sugar & 1/2 c. water then added 3 c. blueberries 1 T. lemon juice and 1/4 t. cinnamon and cooked for several minutes. Thickened with cornstarch dissolved in 1-2 T. of cold water) and got many compliments on a delicious dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2008
If using fresh cherries needs to be consumed within 24 hours. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2008
Delicious crust; we love the pecan shortbread taste. I used a half of a container of Cool Whip for the whipped topping. Next time I will double the cream cheese & whipped topping mixture so it is thicker and can stand up to that "steal the show" crust! I made my own blueberry pie topping from freshly-picked blueberries (boiled/dissolved 1 c. sugar & 1/2 c. water then added 3 c. blueberries 1 T. lemon juice and 1/4 t. cinnamon and cooked for several minutes. Thickened with cornstarch dissolved in 1-2 T. of cold water) and got many compliments on a delicious dessert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2008
Delicious crust; we love the pecan shortbread taste. I used a half of a container of Cool Whip for the whipped topping. Next time I will double the cream cheese & whipped topping mixture so it is thicker and can stand up to that "steal the show" crust! I made my own blueberry pie topping from freshly-picked blueberries (boiled/dissolved 1 c. sugar & 1/2 c. water then added 3 c. blueberries 1 T. lemon juice and 1/4 t. cinnamon and cooked for several minutes. Thickened with cornstarch dissolved in 1-2 T. of cold water) and got many compliments on a delicious dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I fixed this for my Dad and It was gone the same day. I made it for a get together and I did not even get a bite. Some how its the best recipe ever for desert!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2004
Follow the recipe to the letter.The only thing I changed was the time on the crust. Instead of 20mins I put it on for 30min. It gave the crust a more cruncher texture. It was easy to make and my family just loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2006
Very good and very easy. I prefer the "Cherry Nut Delight" recipe however. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
This really does taste like cheesecake bars. I made them for work because I had a package of cream cheese that needed used up. The only subsitution I made was that I used coolwhip rather than the packaged stuff you whip yourself. Excellent they were gone almost right after I put them out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2009
Lower Cal Version: The crust is best with real butter of course but replace sugar with splenda. For the filling I used a tub and a half of light cool whip low fat cream cheese splenda and then topped with light cherry filling. People think I go to alot of trouble when I make this. Super easy and AWESOME!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I used double the cream cheese filling used one container of whipped cream in the tub and doubled the cherry filling. It was AMAZING Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2008
If using fresh cherries needs to be consumed within 24 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2007
Not too pretty but good and easy. Not too sweet either so great for my diabetic dad. Although I am sure it isn't really diabetic friendly. The pecans add a good flavor. I think I might try almonds next time and maybe add abou 1/4 tsp. almond flavoring to the cream cheese mixture. Read More
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