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Red, White & Blue Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe

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A layer of strawberries and blueberries provide lots of flavor for this cream cheese dessert, along with plenty of color. This scrumptious dessert is perfect for a 4th of July celebration.
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Ingredients
  • FRESH BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • DESSERT:
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened (8 ounce pkg)
  • 1 package Cool Whip (12 ounce pkg)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pound sliced strawberries
  • 1 package strawberry glaze (small tub)
  • 1 box graham crackers
Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
Directions
FRESH BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and water. Stir until smooth and then add the blueberries. Cook over medium heat until sauce becomes translucent and has thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; add the lemon zest and juice. Stir until well mixed; set aside until cooled.
DESSERT:
  • Combine cream cheese, Cool Whip, vanilla and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix until smooth and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine strawberry glaze and sliced strawberries; set aside.
  • Place a layer of whole graham crackers in the bottom of a 9x13" pan. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the graham crackers. Add another layer of crackers; then spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the second layer of graham crackers.
  • Pour the cooled blueberry sauce on top and spread out evenly.
  • Then carefully spread the remaining cream cheese mixture over the blueberry sauce.
  • Spread the strawberries and glaze on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Cover and freeze for several hours; then remove and cut into pieces before it freezes completely (this will make it easier to cut). Return to the freezer until ready to serve.
Note: You may want to wait to cover the dessert until the top is frozen so that your foil or plastic wrap does not stick to the strawberry topping.
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"This dessert was delicious. It was a little work to make up the blueberry sauce but well worth it. The recipe said to place the finished dessert in the freezer so I did but wondered why. It was good frozen but hard to eat. I don't see why it needed to be frozen. I think it would be great just refrigerated so it was easier to eat. I will try just refrigerating it the next time."
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