– Crushed graham crackers – $1.32 – Granulated sugar – $0.04 – Unsalted butter – $0.40 – Cherries (fresh or frozen) – $2.32 – Cream cheese – $3.92 – Confectioners’ sugar – $0.14
RECIPE COST: $13.73
PER SERVING COST: $1.72
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated using name brand products from grocery websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what you have on hand and current grocery prices.
Over medium-low heat, add the cherries, lemon juice, and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
Beat the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add in the mini chocolate chips and mix until combined. Fold in the cherry mixture last.
In a separate mixing bowl beat the heavy cream to stiff peaks, and fold into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the filling over the cooled crust and spread evenly.