This dessert has the most delicate and creamy flavors of almond, lightly sweetened cherries, and a creamy rice pudding! This recipe holds many special memories for me. My Grandma, who has now been gone for many years, made this since I was a little girl- and it has been a favorite of all of ours-especially my big brother who passed away a few years ago...it reminds me of holidays and all the people I love! No Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner is complete without it! Try it...it makes a beautiful presentation and is just a lovely dish. Note: I did add 25 minutes to the cook and prep time to include cooking 3 cups of white rice. You will also need to chill the rice layer at least 4 hours and I did not add that to the prep or cook time.