Have you seen the Christmas in July Hallmark movies? I may have had a movie running in the background over the weekend. Until I heard the words hot chocolate and snow in the same sentence. and then I decided it was too soon. I would however love to see a few Hallmark movies with almost empty nesters. And, they could serve this cherry crumble recipe.
My three children were home over the 4th of July. It was pure bliss to have them together. Usually I make this cherry crumble over the 4th of July holiday, but being in the mountains this year we were outside and out of the kitchen.
One of my favorite parts of summer are the impromptu barbecues with friends and neighbors. And, summer is packed with three holidays that translate to the perfect season for a chilled dessert. With Memorial Day and 4th of July in our rear view windows, we still have Labor Day with this red and white cherry crumble dessert.
A can of blueberry filling or fresh blueberries would add a little patriotic blue too!
This cherry crumble dessert is a favorite at our house. It is easy to prepare with less than ten ingredients. And, it travels well in the car or down the block.
This recipe is from a friend’s mother. When I pulled out her original recipe, it was emailed to me seventeen years ago. We lived in Westerville, Ohio at the time. And, now my youngest is getting ready to return to the state where he was born. #I blinked
Cherry Crumble Details
This dessert is served chilled which makes it perfect for warm summer nights and sunset views. The cherry filling adds the perfect taste of tart with the chilled goodness of whipped topping and cream cheese.
cherry crumble recipe
The best part of this recipe is it only has eight ingredients. And, this time of year I usually have the ingredients on hand. Yes, I keep a tub of Cool Whip in my freezer most months of the year. Doesn’t everyone?
With the cherry filling, whipped topping and cream cheese I pull back on the white sugar to about a 1/4 of a cup. I could probably reduce it by 1/2 and no one would miss the sweet.
The best cherry crumble recipe
- 2 CUPS FLOUR
- 1 CUP BUTTER SOFTENED
- 1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
- 1 CUP CHOPPED PECANS
- 16 OZ CREAM CHEESE
- 1 1/2 CUPS SUGAR I REDUCED BY 1/4 CUP
- 1/2 TEASPOON VANILLA
- 8-9 OUNCE COOL WHIP
- MIX CRUST INGREDIENTS AND SPREAD 2/3 INTO 9X13 BAKING PAN.
- SPREAD REMAINING CRUST INGREDIENTS INTO SMALLER PAN
- BAKE CRUST AT 350 FOR 20-25 MINUTES. LET COOL
- WHILE BAKING BLEND FILLING INGREDIENTS.
- SPREAD 1/2 OF FILLING ONTO 9X13 PAN
- ADD CHERRY FILLING
- ADD FINAL LAYER OF FILLING OVER THE CHERRY FILLING
- CRUMBLE SMALL PAN OF CRUST AND SPRINKLE OVER TOP OF FILLING
- REFRIGERATE TO LET IT SETTLE