I love this pretzel dessert. My aunt makes it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It works great with strawberry and blueberry pie filling as well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
1 13x9-inch pan
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 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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  • Mix pretzels, melted butter, and sugar together in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish.

  • Bake crust in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove to cool completely.

  • Stir cream cheese and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl. Fold whipped topping with the cream cheese mixture until smooth; spread over the cooled pretzel crust. Spread cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 18.2g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 16.3mg; sodium 146.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
I am the author of this recipe. FYI, I usually use a little more than one can of pie filling, so I suggest buying two cans. My husband likes it with blueberries and I like strawberries, so often I make half with blueberries and half with strawberries. Also, make sure the crust is cooled completely, otherwise the filling will kind of "melt". There weren't any recipes anything like this on the site when I first submitted it, I see a couple now. Funny thing is, I submitted it in 2008 (yes, 2008!) and it JUST got published now in January 2015. So technically, mine was first, lol ;) Hope you enjoy! Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
I am the author of this recipe. FYI, I usually use a little more than one can of pie filling, so I suggest buying two cans. My husband likes it with blueberries and I like strawberries, so often I make half with blueberries and half with strawberries. Also, make sure the crust is cooled completely, otherwise the filling will kind of "melt". There weren't any recipes anything like this on the site when I first submitted it, I see a couple now. Funny thing is, I submitted it in 2008 (yes, 2008!) and it JUST got published now in January 2015. So technically, mine was first, lol ;) Hope you enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
Just made this and I also used to cans of Cherry topping one is not enough!? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
I added homeade chocolate ganash. It was FANTASTIC! Surely it made it messy, but who cares?! Brought it to a potluck and was gone before I got a piece! I highly recommend it. Its also our Easter dessert! Thats my photo up there! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
I love this recipe! It's super easy and I use gluten free pretzels which are surprisingly good (i eat every thing but i make it GF for family members) I also use fresh strawberries and blue berries on top instead of the pie filling. Oh and I also make it in cupcake form so much less mess when eating especially if you're making it for an event! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
DELICIOUS and EASY!! My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it. The whipped cream mixture is sinfully good. The ONLY thing I would maybe do a LITTLE differently would be to make the pretzel layer a bit thicker but other than that it's FANTASTIC! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2016
Delicious and easy! Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2016
I grew up eating this! Pot lucks family gatherings holidays you name it! Some always made at least one of these! Love them! So easy and yummy! Sweet and salty together it dont get no better! Glad I found this a little different than what I recall Mom making it but pretty much the same! Thanks for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Very simple used fresh picked cherries. Just tart enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
Very good! As suggested by others used 3/4 stick of butter and pulsed 4 cups of pretzels in the blender for the crust. Used 1/2 cup powdered sugar instead of a cup and an 8 oz. lite whip cream. Used almost 2 cans of cherry pie filling. Tastes even better the next day! Read More
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