Cherry Delight Recipe
Fresh, Fast, Light, and Delicious
Some of my favorite things to do are hanging out with my family which usually involves eating. I have three sisters and they can cook! We have a lot of delicious food. My only complaint is that I tend to put on a few extra pounds and I feel sluggish after spending time with them. I still plan on eating but I also found a lighter dessert option and it’s no bake which is a huge bonus!
I start with a 12 ounce bag of frozen cherries that I thawed. The great thing about this recipe is you can use your favorite fruit – cherries, strawberries, raspberries, etc. Once the cherries were thawed I dumped the full bag into a blender along with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and a pinch of coarse salt. Blend until all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Next in a bowl I mixed 2 and a half cups of cold heavy cream and 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar. I blended them with a hand mixer until peaks formed – approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
I then added 4 teaspoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice and blended it.
Now you just assemble it. I put a layer of the fruit mixture then the cream and sugar. I alternated them until the glass was full. You can then take a knife around the side and give it a neat design. Personally I just like stirring it all up and eating it.
I love that it is not to sweet and it’s so simple to make. It literally takes me 10 minutes to assemble. I think it tastes the best right away but you can refrigerate it to enjoy later.
What are some of your favorite things about spending time with your family?
- 12 ounce bag of frozen fruit of choice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- pinch of course salt
- 2 and ½ cups heavy cream
- ⅓ c confectioner's sugar
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- Thaw frozen fruit
- Mix fruit, sugar and salt in blender until sugar is dissolved.
- In a separate bowl mix the cream and confectioner's sugar with a hand mixer until peaks form.
- Add in the lemon juice and blend.
- Alternate fruit and cream mixture in a cup.
- Serve and enjoy!