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Cherry Delight Dessert

This Cherry Delight Dessert is made up of 3 layers that has a cracker crust, creamy filling and cherry pie filling topping that tastes heavenly!

Cherry Delight

This classic cherry delight dessert or cherries in the snow as some people call it, is still a family favorite. My mom used to make it growing up as it was my dad’s favorite and here I am making it for my kids. I love how older recipes always make a comeback to the table and years of enjoyment. If you haven’t made this cherry dessert, you are missing out. So delicious, refreshing and a crowd’s favorite!

How to Make Cherry Delight

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Cherry Delight Dessert

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Cover and store any remaining leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Can make a graham cracker crust instead of using saltine crackers and walnuts.
  • If you don’t have walnuts on hand or don’t like, you can swap out for pecans.
  • Can swap out cherry pie filling for a different flavor pie filling such as raspberry, blueberry, etc.

Cherry Delight Ingredients

For the Crust:

5 egg whites
2 cups sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups saltine crackers, crushed
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Filling:

1 (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed
1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp powdered sugar

For the Topping:

2 cans cherry pie filling

How to Make Cherry Delight

Make the Crust

Preheat over to 325 degrees F.

In a bowl add the egg white and beat until frothy. Slowly add the sugar, then cream of tartar to the bowl and beat until stiff. Fold in cracker crumbs, vanilla and nuts. 

Grease a 9×13-inch pan and spread crust mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool.

Prepare the Filling

Add all of the filling ingredients (Cool Whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar) to a bowl and beat until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled crust.

Add the Topping

Open the cherry pie filling cans and pour on top of the 2nd layer. Spread evenly and refrigerate until set about 1-2 hours. Cut dessert into squares and enjoy.

Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight

Yield: Serves 9
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Cherry Delight Dessert is made up of 3 layers that has a cracker crust, creamy filling and cherry pie filling topping that tastes heavenly!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups saltine crackers, crushed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Filling:

  • 1 (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar

For the Topping:

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling

Instructions

Make the Crust

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl add the egg white and beat until frothy. Slowly add the sugar, then cream of tartar to the bowl and beat until stiff. Fold in cracker crumbs, vanilla and nuts. 
  3. Grease a 9x13-inch pan and spread crust mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool.


Prepare the Filling

Add all of the filling ingredients (Cool Whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar) to a bowl and beat until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled crust.

Add the Topping

Open the cherry pie filling cans and pour on top of the 2nd layer. Spread evenly and refrigerate until set about 1-2 hours. Cut dessert into squares and enjoy.

Notes

  • Cover and store any remaining leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Can make a graham cracker crust instead of using saltine crackers and walnuts.
  • If you don't have walnuts on hand or don't like, you can swap out for pecans.
  • Can swap out cherry pie filling for a different flavor pie filling such as raspberry, blueberry, etc.

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