Dessert recipes are something everyone tends to love and this Cherry Fluff recipe from the Mom on Timeout food blog is one of those classic dessert recipes that sometimes will still find it's way to our tables. Dessert recipes can sometimes be a little daunting and time consuming depending on how elaborate the one you are making is. Some dessert recipes are really decadent and have many different layers to prepare and then let sit, and sometimes making certain ones turn into a whole day affair! Most busy people don't have the time for that kind of baking fun, and that's why there are easy recipes like this one, that is super simple to throw together at a moment's notice.
This cherry fluff recipe is a pretty pink cherry dessert recipe that would be a great addition to any spring gathering, baby shower, girl's birthday or just for fun! It's kind of like an ambrosia salad, which I don't even understand how they can call a salad, with all of the sugar and such in it! It has the pineapple, whipped cream, coconut, condensed milk, plus the cherry pie filling, which makes it so pink when mixed with the whipped cream. It's not the healthiest kind of recipe, but what dessert is really? The fruits all really mix well together with the creaminess of the whipped cream and condensed milk, and taste so good together.
The positive nutritional aspects of this cherry dessert recipe are that it is low in cholesterol, low in sodium, and is high in manganese, high in Vitamin B6 and high in Vitamin C. The not so good nutritional aspects of this cherry desset recipe are that it is high in saturated fat and very high in sugar.
These types of dessert recipes came about in the 50's when more pre-packaged foods started to come onto the market, marketed towards house wives who were so busy and still had a social calendar to keep up with. These easy dessert recipes were appealing because they literally took no time at all, and everyone loved them! People still make them and bring them to events today, especially the older crowd. Have you ever tried anything like this? Chances are you have, buy maybe not this version of a cherry fluff recipe. Give it a try! If you like this yummy recipe from the food blog Mom On Time Out, be sure to check out her other great recipes like her cherry brownie recipe, chocolate banana bread recipe and so many more recipes you will want to bookmark.
Nutrition Facts of Cherry Fluff from Mom On Time Out
Ingredients: Cool whip, sweetened condensed milk, cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, shredded coconut, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings * Per serving: Calories 499, Calories from Fat 140, Total Fat 15.6g 24%, Saturated Fat 11.9g 60%, Cholesterol 22mg 7%, Sodium 114mg 5%, Potassium 543mg 16%, Carbohydrates 85.8g 29%, Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%, Sugars 54.5g, Protein 7.4g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 85%, Calcium 21%, Iron 8%
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