I just created a new and delicious dessert that requires NO cooking and only takes about 15 minutes. I have to say that I just took it to a meeting I went to and believe me when I say that they all LOVED it. I just had to share it with you. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it tastes delicious.
|Cherry Cheesecake Parfait|
You can serve it in individual dishes like I have in the photo above or your can make a great big bowl and serve it that way. I also think it would be great in a 9 x 13 dish with the topping spread out over the entire dish. However you choose to serve it, it's quick, easy, and so good that you'll want to lick the bowl.
Keep a tub of cool whip handy for those who want to top their serving with some extra creamy goodness.
Why not try this the next time you want a great dessert to serve to a group? Or cut recipe in half and serve anytime to your family. Although, you might want to make the whole thing because it says good for days.
CHERRY CHEESECAKE PARFAIT
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large box jello instant cheesecake pudding (you can use vanilla if you can't find the cheesecake)
1 small box jello instant cheesecake pudding (you can use vanilla if you can't find the cheesecake)
1 21 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 21 oz. can chunk pineapple (drained)
2 21 oz. cans Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling
16 ounces Cool Whip topping
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (I prefer pecans)
1 jar maraschino cherries
1. Blend together the softened cream cheese and the sweetened condensed milk. Add both boxes of instant pudding and the can of crushed pineapple (with juice) and continue to blend until well incorporated.
2. Stir in the entire can of chunk pineapple. Fold in one can of the cherry pie filling followed by folding in 8 oz. of the Cool Whip.
3. Stir in 1 cup of the chopped nuts.
4. Pour into individual serving dishes or one large dish. Top with the remaining can of pie filling, nuts and maraschino cherries.
I hope you will enjoy this delicious dessert as much as we have.
I used the Lucky Leaf Pie Filling and it is so delicious. They have a wide variety of different pie fillings and I think this recipe would be great using another flavor also.