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Black Forest Lush

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword black-forest-lush
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cup Oreo cookie crumbs divided
  • 1/2 cup butter melted [1 stick]
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 8 oz cool whip or the equivalent of fresh whipped cream
  • 2 18 oz cans cherry pie filling
  • 2 3.4 oz instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 3 cup cold whole milk or half & half
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • grated chocolate
  • marachino cherries for garnishing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spritz the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • Sift together the 3 1/4 cups of Oreo cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Press firmly onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  • Whip together 2 softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar for 2 minutes or until fluffy and smooth.
  • Whip in one 8 oz cool whip or 2 cups sweetened fresh whipped cream. Spread evenly over the cooled crust.
  • Spread the cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer.
  • Whip both packages of chocolate fudge pudding with 3 cups of cold whole milk or half & half and 1/4 tsp almond extract. Whip until thickened but, still pourable. Spread over the cherries.
  • Frost the top with the remaining cool whip or 4 cup sweetened fresh whipped cream.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours until set or overnight before cutting. Garnish with maraschino cherries, remaining crushed 1/4 cup Oreos and grated chocolate, if desired.