Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Birthday Dessert

Many of you know Adam and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary on the 17th of this month. But what only a handful of you might realize that it was also my Uncle Ron's birthday! And for those who do know that, it might be because you were at my wedding reception and remember us including his special day into our special day. Right after dinner, we had the deejay play "Happy Birthday" and we gave him his very own small birthday cake, courtesy of the same terrific baker who made our wedding cake. He was really surprised and I was so happy to show him just because it was "our" day, we didn't forget about him! Well this year, we were lucky enough to once again have him and my grandma here visiting from Pennsylvania to celebrate! They were here for a week, and it just so happened to fall on his birthday, so we wanted to make sure we showed him a good time. I was in charge of dessert and in a moment I knew what I wanted to make. Something my grandma (his mom) used to make every Christmas and everyone loved so much. I haven't had it in years and have been meaning to try making it, so when she said he too had not had it in forever, I knew it was the perfect time to debut it in my kitchen! I'm sure there are a million names for this, and probably everyone's grandma made a different version because mine doesn't remember where she got the recipe, so it was probably one that was shared among friends, family, church socials, ladies at the beauty parlor, etc. so much that it is known to many. I remember looking forward to this every single year when the holidays rolled around and so many happy memories of having that first bite. I hope I did a good job recreating that deliciousness, and I hope Uncle Ron had a very happy birthday~at least I know it was yummy!

Cherries Jubilee
2 cups graham cracker crumbs, plus extra for garnish
6 TBS butter or margarine
2 (21oz) can cherry pie filling
1 (8oz) tub Cool Whip
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. powdered sugar
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9x13 pan. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.  Combine well and then pour into pan. Pat down forming a crust. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, eggs and powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake 12-15 minutes until set. Allow to cool well. Spread pie filling over cream cheese layer. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with extra graham crackers. Chill

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Shared on The Country Cook June 1, 2012 


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12 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

This looks DELICIOUS... great summer picnic recipe!

The Better Baker said...

Whoa that looks soo good! So glad you linked up at Weekend Potluck. =)

Miz Helen said...

Yum!! We would just love this dessert, it looks awesome. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Debi....Recipes For My Boys said...

Thank you darlin'! I love this recipe! Honestly, I never liked cherries growing up but my boys love them so now I do too! Definitely making this. Oh...I love how you share so much on each post. I can never find the time to do so. <3 and hugs sweetie! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

Krista said...

Aw, thanks Debi. Yes, once I start typing and telling a story I can't seem to help myself :) You're too kind!!!

Patsy said...

This is such a pretty dessert! I have pinned it to make later. I am a new follower on GFC. Patsy

Krista said...

Thanks, Patsy. Welcome to EMM!!

4littlefergusons said...

Congrats on being Featured at Weekend Potluck! We love what you bring each week, thanks for being our faithful foodie friend! :)
Hugs,
~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/sweet-pulled-pork-tacos-wavocado-cream-sauce-weekend-potluck-22/

dalee041790 said...

this dessert indeed goes by many names - we call this Cherry (or Blueberry) YumYum - it's really good made with blueberry pie filling as well.

Krista said...

Mmmmmm I bet that would be good! I'll have to try that sometime :)

jolynn said...

Looks so yummy! Thank you! Is Everyday Moms Meals on Facebook?

Krista said...

Thanks for dropping by Jolynn. Yes, you can find me on Facebook, here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everyday-Moms-Meals/188042781247418?ref=tn_tnmn