Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Nannie's Cherry Yum Yum

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday and to another Nannie's Recipe! With Fourth of July coming up, I figured everyone would need a good ol' fashioned dessert to take to all those cookouts. And Cherry Yum Yum is what I decided on since it is red. To complete the theme, maybe you could top it off with some whip cream and a couple blueberries! There you have it- red, white and blue!!

I think I've written before what a good cook and baker my Nannie was. She could whip stuff up every which-a-way without a recipe or cookbook in sight! It always amazed me the talent that woman possessed in the kitchen. It seems whatever she wanted to fix, nothing was beyond her culinary reach!

I've also talked about many a family gatherings as well...let's see, we've had Nannie's biscuits, her rolls, pea salad, potato salad, and apple pie; all the things that occupied the counter when we had people over. But one thing (dessert in particular) that stands out is her Cherry Yum Yum! And it was just that, YUM YUM!!

Cue total silence except for sound of chewing, grunting and hmmmmm-ing! There's just nothing more to say than that!

Seriously, we sounded like a bunch of neanderthals while eating this stuff. We were completely uncivilized as we scarfed down Nannie's desserts (what am I talking about- ALL her food). And we would proceed just so until all of it was gone. This recipe is just THAT GOOD!

Are you going to fix this? I think you should. If for nothing else....fix it to watch your family act like cavemen!

And when you're done sit upright and use your fingers (get it? hehee) to click (not club- I can't help myself!) on over to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam to see what everyone else is servin' up!

Nannie's Cherry Yum Yum

1.5 stick margarine

2 cups graham crackers crumbs

8 oz cream cheese

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

2 pkgs. dream whip

2 cans cherry pie filling

Melt butter and add cracker crumbs. Mix well. Beat dream whip, sugar and milk and then add cream cheese; blend thoroughly. Place half crumbs in bottom of pan. Cover with half of cheese mixture. Add cherry filling, spreading over cheese. Spread remaining cheese over cherries and then top with rest of crumbs. Let set for 24 hours in fridge.


PS- Fix it in one of my aprons!! You'll feel snazzy and you won't get cherry goop all over your jeans!!


Jerri said...

That does sound yummy! I love desserts made with cherry pie filling.

Snow White said...

delicious. my hubby LOVES cherries-- so we'll have to try this!

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