Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar - divided use

  3. 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

  4. 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  5. 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

  8. 1 (21-ounce) can cherry filling and topping

  9. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and melted butter in a mixing bowl; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Let crust chill while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

  2. Put cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, lemon peel and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into prepared crust.

  3. Combine cherry filling and almond extract. Pour over cheese filling. Refrigerate, covered, ready to serve.


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