You Will Thank And Praise Me For This.......i Promise!Every year when President's day and Valentine's day approaches, I pull out my secret , pretend this is homemade dessert...so yummy!
CHERRY BUTTERNUT CRUNCH
You will need three(3) !!!!!!! Ingredients :
1 box of white or yellow cake mix. ( it works best with no pudding in the mix, but these seem to be harder and harder to find...)
A cube of room temp. Butter. ( if you use margarine, you can't be my friend...I'm just sayin.)
1 can of cherry pie filling..or 2 cans if you wish....
Nuts of your choice ...a good amount....I use chopped almonds
Ok, I realize you need 4 ingred.....my bad!
In a 9 by 13 baking dish ( oh, here's the hard part....spray with a little "Pam" ). Oh, turn your oven to about 375*. Spread cherries in the baking dish., kinda evenly. Dump cake mix into a big bowl. Hide box and can! Put a pinch of cake mix on your face to play the part. Now,the cube of BUTTER (don't let me down...) goes in with the mix. The goal here is to mix the two throughly.try fork or spoon, then resort to clean hands. Add nuts, or don't. Be sure to incorporate the nuts into the dough. Take a break now! Form the dough into rough chunk blobs about the size of a ......1/2 egg and one by one gently arrange the dough clumps on top of cherries, the goal is to mostly cover the filling. Put in oven approx 20 min. Keep checking , you don't want the dough blobs to get so hot they become rich cake...but it doesn't exactly ruin your creation. Time to call a friend and gossip.
This never fails...even if the butter is too soft. When you are collecting compliments, just graciously say "thank you, but the dog ate my recipe. " sometimes I decorate the top with cut up maricino cherries, but then the adoration becomes a bit gaggy. Whipped cream or Icecream puts this over the top.
Let this remain our secret! Not all are worthy! Xox
Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses 7 Jan 31, 2012