Sweet Cherry Cheese Dessert

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  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pecans
  • Shortbread cookies
  • 2 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into crushed cookies until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Press into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the pie filling, extract, set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy; fold in whipped topping.
  7. Spread over crust.
  8. Top with pie filling, cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.

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