Thursday, July 2, 2009

What’s For Dinner Thursday July 4th Edition!

Today I will share with you a recipe that we will be having on the 4th…not a dinner recipe but a desert.  It’s in the spirit of the 4th!
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 4 hr 25 min
Makes: 20 servings
- 1 qt. strawberries, divided
- 1-1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 pkg. (8-serving size) or 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any red flavor
- Ice cubes
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 pkg. (12 oz.) pound cake, cut into 10 slices
- 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
- 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
SLICE 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve remaining 3 cups strawberries; set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
MEANWHILE, line bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer until well blended; gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on cream cheese mixture to resemble the stripes of a flag. Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on cream cheese mixture for the "stars." Store in refrigerator.
If you’d like to link up and share your 4th of July recipes…go ahead!


Kelli said...

I'll be posting my dessert tonight.

Anonymous said...

I tried to make this 2 years ago and well, it didn't turn out so well. It was still pretty soupy... Wont be attempting it again! But I'm jealous you can make it work!

Rambling Girl said...

Looks yummy! Give me some time and I will get my pie up for today....