Sunday, May 2, 2010

Yum Yum (UPDATE!!)

I've already blogged about my most favorite dessert ever and I think I may have misspoke.

There's a tie for favorite.

And it just so happens to be another dairy-based dessert. Go figure.

My Nana has made Cherry Yum-Yum for our family since as far back as I can remember. Making it this afternoon made me excited to be going back to Augusta for a visit next weekend. Seeing it and smelling it and tasting it makes me think of my wonderful Nana. Basically, not only does it exceed its given name, but it brings back wonderful memories of childhood. It's fruity and creamy and crunchy. It's almost no bake.

And doesnt it look delicious!??!

Cherry Yum-Yum
1 (8oz) block of softened cream cheese
1 box confectioner's sugar
1 packet Dream Whip
1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 stick margarine or butter, melted
1/2 box graham crackers
1 can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush graham crackers. Mix with 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and melted butter. Press mixture into a 9x13 pan. Bake 7-8 minutes and let cool completely.

Whip dream whip according to box directions (this is where the milk & vanilla will be used). You can find dream whip usually in the baking goods, and cool whip is not an acceptable alternative! In a separate bowl, mix remaining confectioners sugar and cream cheese. Fold cream cheese into dream whip mixture. Spread on top of prepared crust. Top with cherries (or blueberries, if they're more your style.). Refrigerate and devour!

(The recipe has been altered slightly; my mom got the bulk recipe from Nana, which served 150 people. She attempted to cut it down to a single 9x13 pan-sized serving and ended up with a few incorrectly overestimated ingredients. Shortly after, she found her own recipe that only serves 8 people. The changes made to the above ingredients reflect that.)


Casey D said...


berryshouseofbliss said...

found your blog off of my friend's blog (Mandy Fox)...this looks SO YUMMY! i will definitely have to try it! thanks for sharing!

zoom yummy said...

Wow... the pie looks wonderful and unbearably delicious! Oh, my, mmmmmm, yum, mmmmmmm... :) Petra


it's 10pm & that's what I want right now!!!

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