DESSERT

CHERRY CHEESECAKE LUSH

CHERRY CHEESECAKE LUSH

Cherry Cheesecake Lush is a delightful dessert that combines the creamy goodness of cheesecake with the sweet and tangy flavors of cherries. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 ounces (2 blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping

For the Cherry Layer:

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

For Topping:

  • 1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping
  • Fresh cherries or maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  •  Prepare the Crust: a. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. b. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch serving dish to create an even crust layer. c. Place the dish in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the other layers.
  •  Prepare the Cheesecake Layer: a. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. b. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined. c. Gently fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping until the mixture is smooth. d. Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the chilled graham cracker crust.

  •  Add the Cherry Layer: a. Carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake layer, spreading it evenly. b. You can use a knife or spatula to gently swirl the cherries into the cheesecake layer for a marbled effect if desired.
  •  Top with Whipped Cream: a. Spread an additional layer of whipped cream or whipped topping over the cherry layer.
  •  Chill and Serve: a. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible, to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to set. b. Before serving, garnish with fresh cherries or maraschino cherries, if desired.

 Enjoy: a. Slice and serve your Cherry Cheesecake Lush, and enjoy the delicious layers of flavor!

This dessert is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or any occasion where you want to impress with a sweet treat.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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