Miss Daisy’s Frozen Cherry Salad

by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, September 04, 2011


Miss Daisy’s Tea Room was a famous Franklin Tennessee institution in the 80’s.  Hubby took me, it was so much fun, and the food was wonderful.  I bought her cookbooks, used them a few times, put them away and went on to other things.

John and Deanna also live in Franklin and last week they ate at Marcia’s Patisserie in historic downtown Franklin.  Deanna had frozen cherry salad and loved it.

When she told me about it, I remembered my Miss Daisy Cookbooks and since I’m a cherry lover as well, I vaguely remembered that she had a recipe in her cookbook for Frozen Cherry Salad.  They’re here for the weekend, and this afternoon I got out her cookbooks, and sure enough, there was the recipe and it’s exactly the same thing as Deanna got at Marcia’s.

So here it is for all of you, and it’s wonderful.  Enjoy!!!  ~ jan

Miss Daisy’s Frozen Cherry Salad

1-l6. oz can cherry pie filling

1-14 oz. can crushed pineapple

1-14 oz. can Eagle Brand condensed milk

1-13 oz. can Cool Whip

Chopped Pecans, optional

Mix all ingredients and freeze in either a loaf pan or a 9 x 13 pan.  Cut in squares and garnish with Party Salad Topping and a strawberry.

This is the original recipe that calls for the party salad topping so I’ll include it, even though she didn’t have it on hers.

Party Salad Topping

4-1/2 oz. Cool Whip
1/4 cup salad dressing (I assume this is Miracle Whip, not mayo)
1/4 cup instant breakfast drink (Tang maybe)

Mix well and refrigerate until serving time.