Dream Whip Cherry Tarts

Cherry tart

Cherry Dream Whip tart

Dream Whip, a blast from the past!  Dream Whip is a dry mix that everyone used before there was such a thing as Cool Whip.  When I was growing up my mom used to make this and she called it cheesecake.  Imagine my surprise the first time I ordered cheesecake out and realized it didn’t taste like my mom’s.  You have to use Dream Whip to get this to taste “just like mom made”. It is light and fluffy and  perfect after that big Christmas dinner.     I now make it in the tart size because my great-nephew, Mr. B, always asks for his “little cherry pies.”  The hardest part of making this recipe is finding the Dream Whip.

You will need:

1   8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)

1/3 cup of sugar

1 envelope of Dream Whip (prepare as directed on package)

2 packages of graham cracker tarts ( 12 total)

1 can of cherry pie filling

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.

cream cheese and sugar

Prepared Dream Whip

gently stir in prepared Dream Whip.

sugar and cream cheese

sugar and cream cheese

Dream Whip and sugar mixture

Dream Whip and sugar mix

Now spoon this into the 12 graham cracker tarts or into one regular crust.

take home tart

take home tart

Now Mr. B and his sister like to take home a “little cherry pie” for later, so if you save the plastic that is inside the tart, it fits right over the Cherry Tart so it can be taken home.  I hope your family enjoys these has much as Mr. B.

filled tarts before cherries

filled tarts before cherries

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