Thursday, June 3, 2010

Strawberry Delight

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sifted powered sugar
  • 1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8-oz carton frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  1. For crust, combine the 1½ cups flour and the melted butter; stir in pecans. Pat evenly in the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake in a 350° oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat powdered sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add whipped topping by spoonfuls; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled crust. Arrange sliced strawberries on top. Cover and chill while preparing top layer.
  3. For top layer, in a medium saucepan combine granulated sugar, the ¼ cup flour, and the strawberry-flavored gelatin; stir in water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Cover surface and set aside to cool (about 30 minutes).
  4. Spoon cooled gelatin mixture over strawberries. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Cut into squares.

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