Recipe by Lainey39

This is my husband's grandmother's recipe. If you love cherries, you should love this. Prep time does not include cooling and chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add 2 cups sugar, nuts, vanilla and crushed cracker crumbs.; mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
  5. Let crust cool completely.
  6. Beat whipping cream until it thickens.
  7. Add sugar and, if using, vanilla.
  8. Beat well.
  9. Cover crust with whipped cream mixture.
  10. Add cherry pie filling on top of whipped cream mixture.
  11. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  12. Note: In place of the whipping cream, 4 T sugar and vanilla, I sometimes use 1 container (16 ounces) of Cool Whip.

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