Old School Cafeteria Cherry Delight


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup cherries, drained (save juice)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Cut in butter.
  3. Reserving 1/3 of mixture; spread remainder in 8-inch square pan.
  4. Place cherries over crumbs; sprinkle reserved crumbs over cherries.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  6. Serve with hot cherry sauce.
  7. Thicken juice with 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch, cooking until clear.

Cafeteria cooks stretched sauce by adding other fruit juices.

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