My mother made this when I was growing up, but she revised it over the years.
dark bing cherries, drained [save liquid]
#2 1/2 can(s)
crushed pineapple, drained [save liquid]
cherry geletin, lg. package
fruit juices [drained from cherries and pineapple]
philadelphia cream cheese, regular or low-fat
chopped pecans or walnuts. [leave out nuts if you have allergies.]
1Heat juices that were drained from pineapple and cherries.
2Pour over gelatin. Stir well and then let it cool a few minutes.
3Add Coca-Cola and chill in refrigerator until partially jelled.
4Add cherries, pineapple, nuts [if desired], and cream cheese [crumbled into small chunks] or whipped cream.
5Chill in refrigerator until firm. You may put it in a mold if you wish.