Blueberry Yum Yum – An Old Favorite Revived

by Alli

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. 

Amazing Blueberry Yum Yum

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.

Wonderful Blueberry Yum Yum

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.

Crust for Blueberry Yum Yum

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.

Cream Cheese Layer - Blueberry Yum Yum

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

Blueberry Layer for Blueberry Yum Yum

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

Topping for Blueberry Yum Yum

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 – So Easy to Make

How to Make Blueberry Yum Yum

 

Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum

Yield: 16-18

Blueberry Yum Yum is a delicious layered dessert. A graham cracker crust is topped with a cream cheese layer, a blueberry layer and whipped topping. This dessert is easy to make and is a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 16-oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans blueberry pie filling

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish. Bake at 350º for 5-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread onto the cooled graham cracker crust.
  3. Carefully, spread the blueberry pie filling on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 16-18 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 342Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 30mgSodium 204mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g
Blueberry Yum Yum is a great go-to dessert for summer or any time of the year. Trust me, it’s yum yum good! If you’ve never had it, you need to try it soon.

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16 comments

candy June 27, 2018 - 6:33 am

We call this something different but the recipe is the same. Truly a delicious treat to make and really easy to put together. Feeds a crowd and there are never any leftovers.

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Brit Strawbridge June 27, 2018 - 8:55 am

Mmmm – my mom made something very similar to this cake but with raspberries. I always loved it! So light and fresh, and easy!!

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Melissa Chapman June 27, 2018 - 11:54 am

This looks amazing and the crust is as good as the filling. I will try and make this soon and I am sure the kids will love it.

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Anosa Malanga June 27, 2018 - 11:55 am

I just recently saw a blueberry recipe and I guess this time, I will include this as well. Hitting two birds in one stone, I guess. Yay!

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April A Decheine June 27, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Oh wow, my husband would love these! Blueberry is one of our favorites. Looks delicious for breakfast or lunch.

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Wendy June 27, 2018 - 5:12 pm

Looks pretty easy to make for sure and I bet the sweetness is loved by everyone. My grandmother used to make something similar to this and we loved it!

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Tasheena June 27, 2018 - 7:06 pm

This looks so yummy and pretty easy to make on a whim. Would love to try this recipe one day. Looks too good to pass up.

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Pam June 27, 2018 - 8:32 pm

This dish is a constant at our Southern church potlucks. There are never any leftovers from it.

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Heather June 27, 2018 - 9:04 pm

This sounds so yummy and I love the name! I’ll have to make this for my kids.

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Terri Steffes June 27, 2018 - 10:58 pm

Now that is a summer dessert! You can tell because the berries are so ripe that they are almost black. This looks incredible.

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Chubskulit Rose June 28, 2018 - 6:22 am

You are my idol when it comes to food. You always make great dishes and desserts!

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh June 28, 2018 - 10:11 am

I want blueberry yum yum now! 🙂 This sounds amazing. Your daughter sounds like my girls with their birthday food requests.

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Vyjay Rao June 28, 2018 - 10:44 am

I think it is a great idea to celebrate Birthdays on Sundays. The Blueberry Yum Yum looks yummy. Would not mind celebrating a birthday every day for this.

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Catalina June 28, 2018 - 11:09 am

I love how easy is to make this Blueberry Yum Yum. My kids will love this flavor! Perfect for summer!

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Ricci June 28, 2018 - 11:17 am

Now this sounds AMAZING!! I love a good blueberry recipe and especially this time of year when they are fresh!!

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Thomas Paul June 30, 2018 - 7:54 pm

For my birhday I always chose chocolate cake! I’m a chocolate lover. This recipe looks amazing! I’ve learned to like fruity sweets as well. Thanks for sharing!

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