Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight is a wonderful and easy no-bake dessert.  It has a graham cracker crust and a light and dreamy filling with cream cheese and pineapple.  Top it with canned pie filling.  Obviously, we use cherry if it’s Cherry Delight, but it readily accepts any kind of fruit pie filling your family likes.

Cherry Delight makes a nice presentation too!  It’s great served at BBQs, picnics, and even holidays.  It’s impressive when served in a glass 9 X 13 pan, but a disposable pan works just as well and you can throw it out when the pan is empty, or leave the leftovers without worrying if you will ever see your favorite pan again.

Cherry Delight was one of the first desserts Andy ever asked me to make for him. He described how his mom would always make this for him and once he had convinced her to make him just the crust since it was his favorite part.  In the end, he decided he doesn’t like the crust plain.

I tried to double the crust once, I may have cracked a tooth. 1 ½ times the crust is edible, not my favorite, but Andy will always remind me that the crust was his favorite part growing up. I never know whether to shake my head or remind him that I already knew that and this is why we have a bigger crust.

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