Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A dessert bar. Similar to cherry cheesecake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan with butter flavor shortening.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Chop 1/2 cup nuts coarsely for toping.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Chop remaining 1/2 cup finely.
  7. For crust, combine flour and brown sugar.
  8. Cut in butter flavored shortening until fine crumbs form.
  9. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts and coconut.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Remove 1/2 cup of mixture and set aside.
  12. Press remaining crumbs in bottorm of pan.
  13. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  14. For filling, beat cream cheese, granuated sugar, eggs and vanilla in a small bowl at medium speed until smooth.
  15. Spread over hot baked crust.
  16. Return to oven.
  17. Bake 15 minutes longer.
  18. Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer.
  19. Combine reserved coarsely chopped nuts and reserved crumbs.
  20. Sprinkle evenly over cherries.
  21. Return to oven.
  22. Bake 15 minutes longer.
  23. Cool and refrigerate several hours.
  24. Cut into bars about 2 x 1 1/2 inches.
Most Helpful

5 5

Fantastic! The name says it all. Not being a coconut fan, I left it out and it lost nothing in the translation. Thank you Amber for sharing your orgasm with me! :)

5 5

This stuff is soooo good! I've actually been making it for a few years so I'm sorry I forgot to rate it. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves it and can't get enough. The cherry flavor really does burst in your mouth and the texture differences are fantastic! It looks more time intensive than it is and it's totally worth the little bit of effort it takes. I just work on each "layer" during the bake times. It's also a beautiful dessert! I renamed it Cherry Delight since it was being requested so often. Thanks for an awesome dessert!