Merry Cherry Dessert

Merry Cherry Dessert

Elegant yet easy, this recipe is perfect for your holiday gathering.

Ready in: 3 h 50 m

Ingredients

  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package JELL-O Brand Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups angel food cake cubes
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Reserve 1/3 cup cherry pie filling for garnish, set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and remaining cherry pie filling. Refrigerate 45 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
    2. Place cake cubes in 3-qt. serving bowl. Spoon gelatin mixture over cake. Refrigerate 45 min. or until set but not firm (should stick to finger when touched).
    3. Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spoon over gelatin mixture in bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Top with remaining whipped topping and reserved cherry pie filling. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

    Directions

    • Ready In3 h 50 m
    1. Reserve 1/3 cup cherry pie filling for garnish, set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and remaining cherry pie filling. Refrigerate 45 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
    2. Place cake cubes in 3-qt. serving bowl. Spoon gelatin mixture over cake. Refrigerate 45 min. or until set but not firm (should stick to finger when touched).
    3. Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spoon over gelatin mixture in bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Top with remaining whipped topping and reserved cherry pie filling. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

      Footnotes

      • Healthy Living
      • Trim 20 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving by preparing with light cherry pie filling, fat free milk and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
      • Substitute
      • Prepare as directed, using 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Cherry Flavor Gelatin.

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