Ferry diners to decadent dessert and our Merry Cherry Dessert. Fruity gelatin and fluffy, creamy topping make Merry Cherry Dessert a real crowd pleaser.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling, divided
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
1-1/2 cups cold water
4 cups angel food cake cubes
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
3 cups cold milk
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
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Let's Make It
Reserve 1/3 cup cherry pie filling for garnish; set aside. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and remaining cherry pie filling. Refrigerate 45 min. or until slightly thickened.
Place cake cubes in 3-qt. serving bowl; cover with gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 45 min. or until gelatin layer is set but not firm.
Beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 2 cups COOL WHIP; spoon over gelatin layer in bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Top with remaining COOL WHIP and reserved cherry pie filling.
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Prepare as directed with lite cherry pie filling, fat-free milk and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
Prepare using 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin.
Garnish with PLANTERS Sliced Almonds just before serving.
Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
Garnish with PLANTERS Sliced Almonds or fresh mint sprigs just before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
18 servings, 2/3 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.