1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs
1 stick margarine (or butter)
8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
2 teaspoons milk
1-cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
½ pint whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
Pre heat oven to 325 degrees
Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Once melted, add graham cracker crumbs. Press in bottom of oblong baking dish. Bake 15 minutes. Chill.
In large mixing bowl using a hand mixer cream the cream cheese, milk and sugar until well blended. Spread on top of graham cracker crust. Sprinkle chopped nut on top of cheese mixture.
In mixing bowl whip cream until stiff and add vanilla, mix thoroughly. Spread whip cream over nuts. Chill for 2 to 3 hours. Spread cherry pie filling over whip cream layer. Let chill over night. Cut into squares and lift out with spatula.
Notes From Paula’s Test Kitchen: Pie never became really firm. However will slice clean. On our second test, we increased the cream cheese by 4 oz. and vanilla by ¼ teaspoon. We made our pies in individual 6” round springform pans. Pie was firm with simple flavors and was presented beautifully in the little round shape.
Interesting Side Note From The Food Editor: Since this recipe was originally handed down by Miss Georgia 1965 we decided to style this dish on a china pattern of my grandmothers. A beautiful light blue band with gold trim around the plate. Purchased new in Moberly, MO in 1965.
doris in The Secret Garden on May 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I love reading about your family and seeing your pictures. I respect the fact that you are teaching your son's family values because so much of that seems to be going by the wayside anymore..maybe someday we will meet and by that time your son's may even have their own cooking show.lol..wishing you lots and lots of love from this country girl's kitchen to Brooke Deen's kitchen of love.
Linda Miller in The Makings for a Perfect Father’s Day on May 19, 2013 at 11:44 am
Love this idea. I want to do this for my sister n law for the new addition of the family. What a wonderful way to celebrate a new baby in the family.
Kimberly McKinney in How to Host a Sip and See on May 19, 2013 at 10:54 am
I love Orchids but fine it hard to kept alive for very long. I love the way you display
Syndie Reynolds in Paula’s Love of Orchids on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm