Tempting Tasty Treats - Creamy Strawberry Dessert

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sometimes you need something sweet, but you don't want a dessert that is going to leave you feeling heavy.  Chocolate can do that to you a lot, but fruit is always a good choice. Especially if you can jazz it up like this!  Get yourself ready for a very delish, summery treat! 

Creamy Strawberry Dessert

Pastry Crust -
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Filling -
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping or whipped cream
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed and undrained
2 cups miniature marshmallows
Fresh strawberries, if desired

Pastry Crust -
Beat all ingredients in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly.  Beat on medium speed about 2 minutes or until creamy.  spread in ungreased rectangular pan 13X9X2 inches.  Bake at 400F 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden.  Cool completely.

Filling -
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping, thawed strawberries and marshmallows.  Spread over crust.

Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours until set but no longer than 48 hours.  Garnish with fresh strawberries.  Store covered in refrigerator.  Makes about 16 servings


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