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Rating: 4.64 stars
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A cracker crust, a creamy middle layer and cherry topping make this simple but wonderful treat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
1 9x9-inch pan
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 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). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish. In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted margarine. Stir well and press into baking dish. Bake 5 minutes. Cool.

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  • In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well. In a medium bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cooled crust. Dot with cherry pie filling, and smooth with knife or spatula to cover. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 32.1g; fat 34.6g; cholesterol 63.6mg; sodium 336.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I doubled this recipe and made it in a 9 x 13 cake pan for a church luncheon. I also used cool whip instead of the heavy cream. It was a huge hit. I came home with only a serving left. Read More
(56)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2010
Unfortunately I did not read the review informing me the recipe calls for way too much butter in the crust. The filling is very good but the hard tough stuck crust ruined the dessert. This recipe should be corrected. Read More
(5)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I doubled this recipe and made it in a 9 x 13 cake pan for a church luncheon. I also used cool whip instead of the heavy cream. It was a huge hit. I came home with only a serving left. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2005
very good recipe.To save on time I used 1 carton of nondairy whipped topping for the heavy cream and folded that into the cream cheese. I cut back on the sugar (since the whipped topping is sweet and I used 1/2 cup of margarine. Excellent! Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I was looking for the dessert I loved to eat as a child at all the church potlucks. This is the closest I've found. I loved it! Now I take it to potlucks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
The dessert itself was good but the crust uses way too much butter. I would try to use 4-5 tablespoons first and if not moist enough slowly add by the tablespoon. I also used a 9 inch pie pan for a better looking dessert. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was the hit of the holidays. I had people asking me to bring it to the next gathering! The best part about it is it is SIMPLE to prepare. Hint: leave the cream cheese out for several hours before attempting to mix it. Otherwise it is TOO HARD to stir. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this for the family on Mothers day and it was a BIG HIT. This recipe is fantastic. My grandfather described it as Like cheesecake but lighter and with a better flavor. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This recipe is great. I made it with huckleberries which are very expensive but go a long way witht his dessert. The fresh cream was great but you could substitute Whipped topping if you wish. BECKYAUNT Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was sooo good and looked so pretty when done! Everyone raved and my husband went back for seconds. I used a ready made vanilla wafer crust. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this for my co-workers at the office BBQ and every one loved the cream cheesy filling. yum. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2010
Unfortunately I did not read the review informing me the recipe calls for way too much butter in the crust. The filling is very good but the hard tough stuck crust ruined the dessert. This recipe should be corrected. Read More
(5)