Deconstructed Cherry Dessert

Last weekend I made cherry dessert for my dad for Father’s day.  It’s one of his favorites.  Well, I had too much filling left over, so I whipped it into a martini glass (poor martini glasses, never see martinis only dessert).  Turned out to be pretty and extremely easy.

Cherry Dessert in a Glass

makes 5-6 martini glasses full


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Gooey Middle:

  • 2 Cups Confectioner’s sugar

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature

  • 1 package Dream Whip already made up (Dream Whip is a whipped non-dairy topping that is made from a powder and milk.  You can probably substitute whipped cream or Cool Whip with good results)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, beat together Dream Whip, cream cheese and Confectioner’s sugar until smooth.  

To Assemble:

Divide graham cracker crumbs evenly amongst the glasses.  Spoon gooey middle on top of the crumbs.  Add cherry pie filling on top.  Refrigerate for an hour or so to firm up.  Enjoy!