Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cherry Pie Fluff

Dadgum, we are in the heat of summer now!  Walking outside is liking walking into a sauna. Well, at least it is here in my part of the world.  Thank goodness we are blessed with air conditioning.  Makes you wonder how those fancy ladies back in the 19th century handled summer with all those layers of petticoats and dresses they wore. And we all know there was no deodorant back then either.  I think they tried to cover up the funk with perfume.  That must have been the stinkiest time to live in.  It all sounds romantic in books but you know that had to be one smelly time in our country's history! 

And now, I have to transition from stinky, sweaty historical folks into this Cherry Pie Fluff.  I bet those hot, stinky Colonials wished this Cherry Pie Fluff was around back then because it sure is cool and refreshing.  (How was that transition??) With only 4 Ingredients and no baking involved, it is the perfect summertime treat. 
Ingredients:
1 (15.5 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (3.4 oz.) box cheesecake Jell-O pudding mix
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine undrained pineapple with dry cheesecake pudding mix.
Stir well until combined.
Stir in can of cherry pie filling.
Small hands do well with this job.  My Alex is a superstar stirrer. 
Looks good already, huh? But there's one more step!
Gently stir in whipped topping.
If you like, you can always add in a few chopped walnuts or pecans.
You can serve this right away. Just make sure you cover and store leftovers in the fridge.
Note: Want to make this more "figure-friendly?" Just substitute ingredients for their low/no sugar counterparts!

Enjoy!
Printable Recipe HERE


49 comments :

  1. Just wondered if you could substitute pie fillings for different flavours.

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    1. Faith, you sure can. I think the Strawberry Filling is probably the sweetest of all the fillings. So make sure you keep the crushed pineapple and juices in there because it helps keep this dish from being uber-sweet. If you switch out fillings and still find it too sweet, then just add a bit of lemon juice to help balance it out.

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    2. I was going to ask the same thing. I hate cherries so I would have to use something different. Maybe peach or apple...yum lol. I wonder if the pineapple could stand alone...I adore pineapple!!!

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    3. I hate pineapple, anything else to substitute?

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    4. I use strawberries and i throw strawberry yogurts in as well.my family love's it!

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  2. Can't wait to try this, I used to make something similar with sweetened condensed milk in it. But needed something that was more diabetic friendly. Planning on making this using sugar-free products. Thanks for all your recipes. Love the POKE Cakes.

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    1. Exactly! Most of these ingredients can be found in a low/no sugar version. Perfect little dessert for that sweet tooth!

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    2. I've also made it with condensed milk and know it by the name of pink panther poop instead of cherry pie fluff lol.

      Its soo good!!

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  3. looks ymmu!!! how many servings do you think you can get from this??

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    1. I don't serve very large servings for this because it is a sweet dessert. So I would think at least 8-10 (probably a couple more).

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  4. Hi I'm from Canada and we don't have cheesecake pudding mix up here so could I use Vanilla pudding mix in its place? Would love to make this for my family this weekend coming is our Canada day weekend...actually its on Monday July 1st. Thanks and have a great day!!! Love all your recipes that you post,I pass them along!!!

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    1. Hi! What part of Canada are you in? I have a couple of friends in Ontario and Quebec that are able to get it at Wal-Mart. You could certainly use Vanilla. You just have to be careful about this dish becoming too sweet. If it does turn out too sweet for you, you can always add a touch of lemon juice to balance it out. :)

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  5. Thanks for another great, easy-to-make dessert idea! You're the best!

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  6. I live in Arizona and as I type we are in a Southwest heatwave. Wearing sleeveless top, capris and flip flops and sweating unabashedly. For the life of me I cannot imagine living here in this heat without air conditioning. How could they cook in this type of heat? Makes me hotter than I am to think about it.

    Thanks for the cool recipe, will make it. Keep crockpot recipes coming.

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    1. JMD - I know! These are the things I think about when the weather gets extreme. One of the best inventions ever - air conditioning! Ha!

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  7. Well lookie here - you did good Honey Chile! A fabulous dish to add pineapple too. Thanks much for sharing the link back. YUUUUUMMM!!!

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  8. I have crushed Dole crushed pineapple, but it's a 20 ounce can. Can I use all of this or do I have to take part of it out?

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    1. Hi Bev! I've only ever made this with the smaller can. You could use the larger can, it might just turn out a bit softer. Or perhaps just use maybe about 2/3rds of it. You need some of the juice and fruit so the Jell-O pudding has something to dissolve into.

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  9. Really love your site. Keep up the great food ideas...

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  10. I love whipped topping - I can just eat it by the spoonful! :)

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  11. could this maybe be a dip? Maybe put it in the middle with some plain type cookies all around it? What do you think?

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  12. I think this would be fantastic as a dip. Serve with graham crackers or other type of cookie. Yum!

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  13. This is similar to what we call Cherries in the Snow. The only thing different would be no pudding mix but instead use a can of eagle brand milk. Soooo good, but I'm sure your recipe is equally as good! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. add some blueberries for 4th of July

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  15. I love your recipes. You have the best recipes I have ever seen, especailly the poke cakes. I think I have made every one of them and they have all come out perfect. Now I'm going to make this delicious dessert for the 4th of July. Can't wait.

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    1. Thank you so very much Elizabeth! That makes my day to read. I sure do appreciate you takingthe time to leave such kind words!

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  16. Oh My - I don't like Pineapple. Would that ruin the entire recipe as you lose the liquid? (I love Cherries, pudding & Cool Whip)

    Thanks much -

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    1. Hi Janice, you really need that liquid in this to make it work. You could use just the pineapple juice in this and leave out the pineapple itself. I like that the pineapple juice keeps this recipe from being overly sweet. You don't really taste the pineapple flavor at all but it helps the overall sweetness. Some people like to add sweetened condensed milk to this recipe, but personally I just find that far too sweet a mixture. I hope that helps!

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  17. What a fun recipe and so easy! I've pinned this and can't wait to try it!

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  18. Add coconut and pecans and you are approaching heavenly.

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  19. love your site,all your recipes look great and easy to make. thanks girl,keep them coming......darlene

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  20. super yummy! it reminds me of something my mother used to make when i was little. hers, though, had coconut and mandarin orange slices in it.

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  21. Love this recipe, I agree when it is so hot it's nice to have a great cool recipe to fix!! Gives me more time to read, just finished Susan Mallery's "Two of a Kind". Keep up the crock pot recipes. Love your blog it's the best!

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  22. Made this and it was a hit with the kids. Swapped out the cheesecake (could not find this) pudding for lemon pudding. We are trying it with peach pie filling & vanilla pudding next. Thank you for this recipe!

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  23. This is the BEST DESSERT EVER!!!!!!! thank you! :)

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  24. Kind of reminds of Watergate salad :) yum,yum😋😋😋😋😋😋

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  25. Ingredients listed didn't specify but the Jello picture shows 'Instant'. Glad I noticed. Have to make this soon it looks so yummy.

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  26. I make this using dry pistachio pudding and miniature marshmallows, and crushed pineapples its delicious.oh don't forget the cool whip This recipe have many variations....pistachio delight, Watergate salad and ambrosia salad. On the side of the pistachio box its called Watergate..You can try different ones, Im going try the cherry fluff.

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  27. I make a version of this ,mine calls for a can of cherry pie filling,a can of crushed pineapple,a can of Eagle Brand Milk,and a large container of Cool Whip,I put everything in a big bowl and mix with a hand held mixer,I didn't know the name of it so we call it The Pink Stuff,I do know it doesn't stay around very long.

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  28. Trying this for Christmas Eve. We LOVE cherries! Any idea how long it will keep? Can I make it in the morning for a 5:30 dinner?

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  29. I have made this with cherries in a jar drained and fruit cocktail drained, with nuts and coolwhip. Instead of pie filling and pudding.

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  30. Will the filling hold up if I were to put in graham cracker crust?

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  31. Thanks for another recipe that I must try. Pinned it! You Rock!

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  32. I have an egg allergy, so therefore what i can eat is limited. Know of any egg free recipes? Send them to turner.krystal14@yahoo.com
    Much appreciated

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  33. Is there a way to make this without pineapple? I used to love this but have developed an allergy to pineapple. :(

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  34. I bet if you froze this and then cut it into squares it would be great too.

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  35. I'm always looking for low carb or sugar free recipes for my hubby's type 2 diabetes. I used sugar free cheesecake pudding mix, no sugar added cherry pie filling, lite whipped topping, and no sugar added canned peaches cut into small pieces plus a few chopped walnuts. It worked! He is a happy camper. P.S. pineapple is one of the highest carbohydrate fruits so I generally avoid it.

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  36. I'll bet this tastes good frozen too!

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