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Cherry Chewbilees Recipe

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This recipe for Cherry Chewbilees, by , is from Jane's Family Country Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joe & Anna Taylor


1 cup walnut pieces, divided
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter flavor crisco
1/2 cup flake coconut

2 pks. (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cans (20 ounces) cherry pie filling

Heat over to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2 inch pan with butter flavor crisco. Set aside. Chop 1/2 cup nuts coarsely for topping. Set aside. Chop remaining 1/2 cup finely. For crust, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter favor crisco until fine crumbs form. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1/2 cup, set aside. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake at 350 degree F for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.

For Filing. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla in small bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer. Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer. Combine reserve coarsely chopped nuts and reserved crumbs.

Sprinkle evenly over cherries. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool. Refrigerate several hours. Cut into bars, about 2 X 1-1/2 inches.

Bake time: 45 minutes




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