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No-Bake Blueberry Yum Yum

When I think of Yum Yum dessert, I usually think of Cherry Yum Yum. But my husband claims Blueberry Yum Yum was the Yum Yum that started it all.

Whether he’s correct or not, we’ll never know. But one thing we do know is no matter what flavor it is, Yum Yum dessert is just plain delicious. And one I would hands-down choose from a dessert line-up every time.

But just what exactly is a Yum Yum?

A “Yum Yum” is a classic creamy layered dessert with a crust (typically shortbread-type or graham cracker) and a fruit or flavored filling sandwiched between two fluffy cream cheese/whipped cream layers. It’s creaminess makes it a totally satisfying, comfort food dessert, for sure.

With two fluffy layers sandwiching a layer of blueberry pie filling, this Southern classic is no-bake deliciousness at its best.

No-Bake Blueberry Yum Yum When I think of Yum Yum dessert, I usually think of Cherry Yum Yum. But my husband claims Blueberry Yum Yum was the Yum Yum that started it all. Whether he’s correct

Blueberry Yum Yum – An Old Favorite Revived

When I asked my daughter what she wanted me to cook for her birthday, she didn’t hesitate a bit. Blueberry Yum Yum for dessert and Chicken Alfredo for the main meal. You got it, honey!

Since all my kids are grown, we usually celebrate their birthdays on Sundays. The family gathers at my house after church on Sundays to enjoy a meal together. That’s not the only time we get together, but that’s usually when we celebrate birthdays.

Once upon a time, I made this dessert on a regular basis. It’s a great dessert to take to a potluck, family reunion, and any other occasion. It always gets rave reviews.

You’ll probably find this recipe in every southern church cookbook. I’m sure everyone has their own twist on this favorite, but this is my version.

It seems that recipes, like everything else, ebbs and flows. Remember when Banana Split Cakes were all the rage? And I remember the first time I made the bread in the dutch oven. I’ve noticed it’s had a revival of sorts. Or maybe it’s just the millennial cooks are just now hearing about this easy, no-fail bread.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad my daughter asked me to make Blueberry Yum Yum and encouraged me to take a trip down memory lane.

Blueberry Yum Yum

Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and granulated sugar. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ baking dish.

Bake crust at 350º for 5-8 minutes. Let cool completely.

With an electric mixer on low, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until well combined. Stir in half the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.

Spread the two cans of blueberry pie filling over the cream cheese layer.

Top with the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight.

I usually make this the night before I’m serving it.

The original recipe called for Dream Whip. I don’t even know if they make the stuff any longer. It was in powder form and you added milk if my memory serves me correctly. The whipped topping works just fine for me.

Blueberry Yum Yum was a popular dessert back in the day. When my daughter asked for this dessert for her birthday, I knew I needed to revive this one.