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Frozen Cherry Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing

Makes

12 servings

Pretty slices of this refreshing salad are dotted with colorful cherries for a festive look. The flavor is pleasant and not overly sweet like some frozen cherry recipes. Prepared in advance and frozen, it's a treat that fits into many different menus. I serve it throughout the year.  —Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Frozen Cherry Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Maraschino cherries and orange wedges, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and whipped topping. Stir in pie filling. Fold oranges into cream cheese mixture.
  2. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before cutting. Garnish with cherries and orange wedges if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Dark sweet cherries are larger and firmer than sour cherries. While sweet cherries are popular and delicious for eating out of hand, they’re often too sweet for making desserts. Sour cherries are generally considered better for baking. However, sweet cherries in a dessert recipe can allow you to get by with using less sugar.
  • When making the filling, be sure to gently fold in the whipped topping just until it’s blended. The topping will deflate if it’s overhandled.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 slice: 201 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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