Aliens in the Apple

Cherry Delight on the menu tonight

Franci 26 Jan 2011 Food Recipes

Cherry Delight was introduced to us by Lillian, who made it for one of our Advent dinner desserts. She, in turn, got it from her Grandma Tschetter. It is very delicious, and therefore I feel compelled to share the goodness.

Here’s the recipe:

Walnut Cherry Delight

1 cup walnuts
1 ¼ cup sifted flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup butter
½ cup flaked coconut
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound 5 ounces cherry pie filling

Chop ½ cup walnuts coarsely and set aside.

Chop the rest finely. Combine flour, brown sugar, and butter and blend to fine crumbs. Add coconut and finely chopped walnuts. Set aside ½ cup. Pack remainder in greased baking pan, 9x13”.

Bake at 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius) for 12-15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Soft cream cheese and beat in 1/3 cup sugar, egg, vanilla. Beat till smooth Spread over hot baked layer and bake 10 more minutes.

Spread cherry pie filling over top. Sprinkle with reserved nuts and crumbing. Bake 15 minutes. Serve when cool and cut.

Comments (7)

Rick 26 Jan 2011 at 8:42pm

Save some for me! (fri) :)

Michelle 27 Jan 2011 at 2:08pm

I really miss being able to purchase a can of cherry pie filling. Do you know of anything similar here?

Franci 27 Jan 2011 at 2:35pm

No… it’s something I discovered here! I can send you some, if you like!

Susanna 29 Jan 2011 at 10:19am

Oh my Franci! This looks heavenly!!!! I’ve got to stop looking at it cause I want to eat it right off the screen!:)

Franci 29 Jan 2011 at 10:23am

You really need to make it, it’s that good! And easy to make too! :-) I’m all for easy.

Liana Havelaar 7 Feb 2011 at 4:09am

Maybe be not so easy to make when you have to make your own cherry pie filling from fresh cherries! But I might just try that.

Melissa 12 Feb 2011 at 1:02pm

Just made this for our Evangelistic dinner tonight! Thanks for the recipe, Franci! Saved me a lot of time just wondering what to make :)