Black Forest Dream Dessert Recipe

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Black Forest Dream Dessert

Lori Brown


This rich, chilled dessert hits the spot on a hot summer's day. The recipe makes a large dessert, but don't expect any leftovers!

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30 Min


2 Hr


1 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
1/2 c
cold butter
1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, toasted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c
confectioners' sugar
8 oz. container of frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 can(s)
cherry pie filling (21 oz.)
1 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 c
cold milk
2 pkg
instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz each)
chocolate curls, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

In a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with pie filling; cover and chill.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Whisk a small amount of pudding into melted chocolate. Return all to the pudding, whisk constantly. Pour over cherry fillig. Chill for 2 hours or until set.
Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over dessert. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts