Cherries on a Cloud
Cherries floating on a cheesecake filling!
- 8 oz cream cheese 1 block
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- 2 cups Cool Whip or freshly whipped, lightly sweetened whipped cream
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cherry halves or fresh or frozen fruit of your choice
- 3 tablespoons cherry preserves I used a delicious one from Trader Joe’s- their own store brand
Pit fresh cherries and cut in half or quarters.
Put cherry preserves in a small bowl and microwave until warm (about 20 seconds). Pour cherry preserves over fresh cherries and mix together, then set aside.
Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an eclectic mixer, or with a hand held mixer, until smooth. Add powdered sugar and milk and continue mixing until fully incorporated and smooth. Fold Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture and stir gently until fully combined. Spoon or into dessert dishes (or fill a piping bag with mixture and pipe into dessert dishes). Use a spoon to make a well in the center of the cream cheese filling, and fill with cherry topping.
Chill prepared dessert in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This dessert may be prepared up to a couple hours in advance.
Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg