Cherry Dump Salad

A side dish for your next potluck or BBQ. Seriously, take your 4 ingredients, dump them in a bowl, and allow to set. Easy peasy Cherry Dump Salad.

Cherry Dump Salad: combine 4 ingredients in one bowl, mix, refrigerate and enjoy. Perfect for potlucks and holidays!

Some form of JELL-O salad always seems to grace the table at our family potlucks, BBQ’s and holidays.

But no salad is as easy or delicious as this Cherry Dump Salad. You take your four ingredients, combine them in one bowl, refrigerate for a couple hours, and serve. So easy.

And so refreshing.

Last weekend we had family visiting and I had a moment of panic. I had some Sausage and Peppers in the slow cooker, but I hadn’t even thought about what to serve with it. As I flipped open my family recipe box (I still have dozens of those classics to share with you all), I stumbled on my mom’s dump salad. I’m not sure where SHE got the recipe from, but with only 4 ingredients, I imagine many of you make this all the time too!

And if not, I think it’s time to change that.

Our family has always used Cherry Pie filling, but I bet Blueberry or Peach would be delicious too. And the crushed pineapple adds some tasty bits of flavor mixed in with the creamy cool whip and sweetened condensed milk. Don’t drain the pineapple….this salad gets it’s name because you literally just dump everything in one bowl. Once you’ve refrigerated for a couple hours this becomes so light and fluffy!

As a bonus, you can make this a day in advance if you need to bring it to a potluck or a holiday get together! ENJOY.

Cherry Dump Salad: combine 4 ingredients in one bowl, mix, refrigerate and enjoy. Perfect for potlucks and holidays!

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Yield: 12 servings

Cherry Dump Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

A side dish for your next potluck or BBQ. Seriously, take your 4 ingredients, dump them in a bowl, and allow to set. Easy peasy Cherry Dump Salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (21oz) Cherry Pie filling
  • 1 can (15oz) crushed pineapple (don't drain the juice)
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 12oz Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

    1. Dump all ingredients into a large bowl.
    2. Combine with a wooden spoon until ingredients are evenly blended.
    3. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or more. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 32mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

A side dish for your next potluck or BBQ. Seriously, take your 4 ingredients, dump them in a bowl, and allow to set. Easy peasy Cherry Dump Salad.

Aimee

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Posted on July 17, 2014

Comments & Reviews

    1. Cool whip is like whipped cream, but a bit different. It’s got an airy consistency, but it’s cold. It’s found in plastic tubs in the freezer section.

    2. you can make whip cream using heavy cream. chill your mixing bowl. Add one cup heavy cream and 2-3 tbs. sugar. You can also add a little vanilla if you like. Maybe about 1/4 tsp.

  1. Our family always makes this for holidays, but our recipe adds 1 cup of miniature marshmallows and 1 cup chopped pecans. Always a family favorite, even if it is more dessert than salad.

  2. Have a family BBQ next weekend – think I may whip this up – if it doesn’t get all eaten up I am going to so enjoy it for myself – mmm I may try it this weekend lol – to test it out that is – hehehehehe

  3. I make a similar salad, but i add a can of mandarin oranges, drained and I drain my pineapple as well. I also put all the cans in the refrigerator before I make it so everything is already chilled. That has been a lifesaver especially when I am short on time!

  4. A version of this recipe was popular in the 80’s. It was called Cherries In Snow and also had coconut and chopped pecans. It is a very flavorful salad.

    1. Ooh, love the idea of adding coconut. I bet that would taste so good, with pecans too! Thanks Elaine 🙂

  5. I like all the extras, but, what I really like is the taste of the cherries with the sweetened condensed milk. For me, it is just divine. And thank you for the recipe that I was then able to pin and have handy! I rarely use cookbooks anymore!

  6. I have made this for years, but I had mini marshmellows and one cup chopped walnuts. This past year I used Blueberry pie filling and it was delicous.

  7. This is a very old recipe. I remember my mom making this when I was a kid! I’m 49 now! Always a huge favorite!

  8. you had me again at jello…. and people that poo-poo these types of “salads” are the first one’s to try them! there’s never a spoon full left at the end of a potluck. Thank you!

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