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Cherry Chewbilees

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  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ²⁄3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 (21 oz.) cans cherry pie filling


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Combine flour and brown sugar; cut in shortening until fine crumbs form. Stir in nuts and coconut. Reserve ½ cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Spread pie filling on top. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs; sprinkle additional chopped walnuts on top, if desired. Bake for 15 minutes more. Cool. Refrigerate before serving. Yields 20 servings.