Friday, August 7, 2015

All American Strawberry Dessert

This is one of those iconic All American desserts. My Aunt Faye made some amazing desserts that I would consider iconic. These are desserts that she made for a family gathering, holidays, church suppers, picnics and it's not a dessert that's considered fancy or something you would find in a pastry shop. Whenever I talk about iconic American desserts, I mention that they're usually something that the French would cringe at if they saw them, until they taste them. I have many on the Blog.
Here's one of those desserts that I consider iconic.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - 9"X 13" baking dish sprayed with a non stick vegetable cooking spray.

All American Strawberry Dessert

1 C Flour
1/4 C Brown Sugar
8 TBS Butter, melted
3/4 C Chopped Pecans
2 C diced fresh Strawberries
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 - 8oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed

In a medium mixing bowl:
Brown Sugar
Mix well
Spread on a Sheet Pan 
Bake for 15 minutes. (stir 2-3 times during baking).
Remove to a rack to cool for 10 minutes.
Reserve 1/2 C and set aside.

Press the remaining mixture evenly in the bottom of the baking dish.

In a medium mixing bowl:
Granulated Sugar
Lemon Juice
Mix well
Fold in Cool Whip.
Spread evenly over the baked crust.
Sprinkle evenly with the reserved Pecans.

Cover with plastic wrap and freeze the dessert for 8 hours or overnight.
Cut into squares to serve.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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