Cherry Yum Yum

"This has been one of my favorite recipes for years. My mom made this for our family when I was growing up. It is truly "yum yum""
photo by Kim S. photo by Kim S.
photo by Kim S.
Ready In:
24hrs 15mins
1 cherry dish




  • Combine crumbs and margarine in a 9x5 dish.
  • Line bottom with half of crumb mixture.
  • Blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together.
  • Fold in whipped cream to above mixture.
  • Spread 1/2 mixture on crumbs.
  • Top with pie filling.
  • Add remaining cream cheese mixture and top with other 1/2 of crumb mixture.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I use fresh tart cherries for this? How would I need to adjust?


  1. I believe the "sugar" should be confectioners, or powdered, sugar.
  2. My mom use to make a yum yum when I was growing up. I never got the recipe form her but this sounds a lot like it. I just don't know what all that sugar is for. I only used 8oz of cool whip and I didn't use any sugar. It was great!!
  3. The one my aunt used to make for us had sugar in the crumb mixture so the crust was better. I increased the sugar in the cream cheese mix to 1 cup and i left out the half & half as I couldn't find a use for it. With these changes this is a great recipe and I would highly reccomend it.
  4. This sounds like the recipe my mom used to make also, but She didnt use half and half. I'm trying to figure out where that ingredient comes into play with this recipe. (?)
  5. My mother use to make this all the time also. It was always a family favorite. My dad use to take it to the Fire department where he worked and they could never get enough!! Great recipe a good southern desert.


<p>I live in&nbsp;Tennessee &nbsp;and am just the ole typical southern cook. I learned from the best, my mom! She has inspired me for years on her expertise dishes. I enjoy challenging dishes, trying new dishes, and coordinating great wines with each meal. I am not afraid to alter recipes to my tasting and have a knack for confidence in the kitchen. By day, I am a medical secretary. I love my family and love to travel. I love to entertain and mingle among family and friends. I am at peace mostly with the beach.</p>
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