Monday, June 20, 2011

Mmmmmm Monday featuring Cherry Dessert

Hi friends!  Sorry for the long absence but life has been going "full steam ahead" at our house!  We recently enjoyed a visit from our sister in law, her kids and other friends; celebrated Josiah's 7th birthday; helped our sister in law assemble care packages for 250 deployed airmen;  been monitoring the close promoxity of the SW fires to Rob's parent's home, AND over the weekend dealt with Josiah's burst ear drum.  So, life has been slightly CrAzY, but we are thankful "all is well" on all fronts and God has been faithful!  So, please forgive me but I promise to make it up to you :) 

A Happy Belated Father's Day!  Hope many of you got to spend time with your fathers.  I was not able to this year but I called him a couple of times over the weekend.  I was so sad to miss the annual Father's Day BBQ in which my dad barbeques his famous chicken on the grill!  Hopefully, I will be able to talk him into grilling a special batch just for me when I do make it "home".  (hint, hint)

In honor of Father's Day, I decided to post one of my dad's and Rob's favorite dessert recipes-- Cherry Dessert! It's such a simple dessert to make but tastes soooooo good and keeps well for a good 3 days or longer!  Plus, it's a very festive dessert to make around the 4th of July with a few fresh blueberries sprinkled in :)  Hope you enjoy it! 

Cherry Dessert

2 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (divided)
1 stick of butter
2 cans of Wilderness Cherry Pie Mix
2 packages of Dream Whip
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Optional--1-2 cups of fresh blueberries

Melt butter and mix with graham crackers and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.  Press into the bottom of a 9X13 glass dish.  (**Set aside about 1/4 cup of crumb mixture for topping, if you wish.**)

Spread two cans of Cherry Pie Mix over the crumb crust.  (**Red/White & Blue Option--Sprinkle a few fresh blueberries on top of the cherries.**)

Mix two packages of Dream Whip according to package directions using 1 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer for this step because you have to beat the Dream Whip for 4-5 minutes. 

Once Dream Whip is very stiff add softened cream cheese and two cups of powdered sugar.  Mix well.  Spread over top of cherry layer and sprinkle the top with reserved graham cracker crumbs. (**Red/White & Blue Option--Sprinkle or arrange some more fresh blueberries on top of Dream Whip to make it more festive!**). 

I LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK so please post a comment if you try this recipe!

Coming Soon---- Angry Bird Party Details and Printables!!!  

1 comment:

  1. If this is the same recipe that you Mom makes, it IS delicious. Good to see you back. I have been pretty slack about my blog also. Ahhh... the hustle and bustle of life :D