This recipe (I think) came by way of my grandmother on my father’s side. This is my dad’s favorite holiday treat, and I know once my daughter tries it, it will become hers too! (that child LOVES cherry dishes!)
This is a photo of the recipe card that my mother has:
Little by little, I’m trying to get digital copies of the recipes that my mother has that I love …
Recipe Source: Carolyn Burton, Forestdale, AL
This is a layered dish.
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
The easiest way I’ve found to crush the crackers, put them in a large ziplock bag and roll over pressing down with a rolling pin.
Combine butter and crackers and press into a 9×13 baking or casserole dish.
8 ounce package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
Whip cream cheese and sugar together and pour on top of graham cracker cracker crust.
3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans usually work best)
Pour nuts onto cream cheese and sugar layer.
1/2 pint whipping cream (optional — I honestly think it tastes and looks better without this!)
1 can cherry pie filling
Pour filling on top of nuts layer and smooth out. Refrigerate then serve. To store, cover and refrigerate.