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Updated on October 6, 2011

Our Family recipe...shhh...I didn't tell you

Thanksgiving is almost here and we are starting our holiday preparations. Time to get out your autumn themed table cloth and decorate with bails of hay. It is also time to spend your days in the kitchen preparing that 24lbs turkey and all of the sides...but who has time to make dessert?

Now you can make this simple dessert, that would be good at any point in the year but we only make it at holidays. It takes about thirty minutes of preparation and the rest is refridgerator time. You can make this dish the day before since it is meant to be served cold. I have no clue where my family has acquired the recipe from but they have passed it down from generation to generation and making it simpler as time has passed.

How to make Cherry Yum-Yum

You will need:

  • 3 cups of Honeymaid Graham Crackers (crushed)
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 package of Dreamwhip
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • electric mixer
  • 2 medium size bowls
  • 1 large size bowl
  • 13" by 9" pan

Start by crushing the graham crackers. This is a good way to release that holiday frustration. Once you have crushed them poor them in a medium, add the melted butter to the crushed graham crackers. Stir together with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Set the graham cracker mixture to the side.

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer add the cream cheese and the sugar. Mix until smooth. Set aside.

In the large bowl, mix the dreamwhip and the milk together with the electric mixer. Mix until the dreamwhip forms soft peaks. Once there are peaks, pour the cream cheese mixture into the dreamwhip bowl. Beat together the mixture with the electric mixer until smooth.

In the 13" by 9" pan line the bottom with half of the graham cracker mix. Press the graham crackers down. Now use half of the dreamwhip/cream cheese mixture, and spread it over the the graham crackers. Then use the whole can of cherry filling and layer it on top of the dreamwhip, then use the other half of the dreamwhip to make another layer on top of the cherry filling. Finally top the dessert with the other half of the graham cracker crumbs, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


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      Erin Boggs1 6 years ago from Western Maryland

      Does your family call it by cherry yum-yum too? Now when we make casseroles we pick the main ingredient and call the dishes [green been] yum yum.

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      Sporbc 6 years ago

      That was my recipe from who knows where.