Scrumptious Strawberry Layer Dessert

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

My Aunt and Gram always made this delicious dessert for Easter. Well, it's awhile till Easter, but my kids wanted it NOW!!... we just love it...it's not a hard dessert to make either, just some steps to follow.

I could just sit and eat that bowl of filling..sooo good!

I hope you'll try and enjoy this yummy strawberry dessert as much as friends and family do...

Will add pictures of the finished, cut dessert as soon as it's chilled..

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Serves:

12 - 16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

2 c
flour
3/4 c
butter, room temp
1/2 c
chopped pecans

CREAM CHEESE LAYER

1 - 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
whipped topping
1 c
confectioners' sugar

STRAWBERRY FILLING - I MAKE THIS FIRST, AS IT TAKES AWHILE TO COOL

1 - 3 oz
box, strawberry gelatin
1 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
corn starch
1/2 c
water
1 1/2 c
7 - up
pinch
salt
1 1/2 qt
fresh strawberries, sliced

TOPPING

2 c
whipped topping
more
chopped pecans, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make your filling first, as it takes awhile to cool.

In a saucepan, add sugar, water, salt, corn starch, 7 - up, cook until thickened.
2
Add strawberry gelatin, stir well making sure it's thoroughly combined. Set aside to cool.
3
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


Make your crust:

I do this in my food processor...Add 2 cups of flour and the 3/4 cup of softened butter...pulse 4 or 5 times until pebble - size crumbs form. Add the pecans and pulse just enough to blend evenly.
4
Press this into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
5
Set aside to cool.
6
Now, make your cream cheese layer.

In a medium sized bowl, mix the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup of cool whip, until smooth.
7
As soon as crust is cool, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crust.
8
When filling mixture is cool, fold in fresh strawberries. Spread this mixture over the cream cheese layer.
9
Chill for at least 2 hours, or until set.

Before serving, top with remaining whipped cream and more chopped pecans, if preferred.
10
I usually just add the additional cool whip as I serve it...


Enjoy! It's delicious!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American