Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cherries in the Snow

This time of the year, the girls start asking about Cherries in the Snow. For those of you not familiar with what that is, it's a dessert. And a pretty delicious one at that. Best of all, it's easy. In fact, the only downside I see about it is that the dessert is heavy on the artificial ingredients. Hence, I make it once a year and only once a year. (I guess another downside would be that it has cherries in it, if you don't like cherries. I would imagine that another fruit could be substituted pretty easily.)

Ingredients:

1 8 oz tub fat-free cream cheese
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 12 oz carton frozen whipped topping (reduced-calorie), thawed
8 cups cubed angel food cake (cubes about 1 inch in size; homemade or store bought)
1 20 oz can light cherry pie filling (I usually buy two cans, because we love the cherry part)

What to do:

1. Beat the cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until it is smooth. Gradually add the sugar and beat until blended. Gently fold in the whipped topping.
2. Place half of the cake cubes in a large glass bowl and then top with half of the cheese mixture. Spread half of cherry filling over cheese mixture.
3. Repeat the layers with remaining cake cubes, cheese mixture, and cherry filling. Cover with foil and chill. Store in the refrigerator.

I didn't have a picture to use, so I found one. Here.
(The recipe I used here came from this place, but you can find it just about anywhere online.)

4 comments:

S. B. House said...

Looks yummy!! And I love the new look, that background is great.

Christina said...

Thank you. Tim did the background.

S. B. House said...

He did a good job. The color scheme looks superb with the dark background.

Christina said...

I'll let him know!