STRAWBERRY DESSERT

 

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 16 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crust Layer:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Second Layer:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, halved
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Mix the butter, flour, sugar and pecans in a bowl, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, press into a 9-in. x 13-in. baking dish.
  • In a preheated 350 F. oven bake crust 9-11 minutes; do not allow crust to brown. Set aside to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Blend in the whipped topping. Spread over the cooled crust. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Top with strawberries and glaze to serve.
  • To make the glaze, mix the water and cornstarch together and put in a saucepan with the chopped strawberries, bring to a boil and let boil about 2 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and add the butter and lemon juice. Let cool before drizzling over the halved strawberries.
  • See more recipe at: www.havefunbaking.com
  • And also at: www.lovetobakeandcook.blogspot.com

Notes

This recipe I adapted from a blueberry recipe but used strawberries instead. It is strawberry season, where I live and I love to use fresh strawberries in this dish. This dessert is light and the sweet cream cheese layer is perfect with the fresh strawberries.

Categories: Cheesecake 

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