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Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

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Strawberries can be easily found right now in the grocery store. They have also been available for a great price recetnly. I have been able to get them for 99 cents a pound! How can you resist getting a pound or two? With some of my strawberries, I decided to make this strawberries and cream dessert squares recipe from the Betty Crocker website.

The original recipe called for the bagged Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, but I didn’t have one in my pantry. So I decided to make my own sugar cookie base. This turned out wonderfully! It’s really like a strawberry dessert pizza. It’s start making it with some butter and sugar. Cream it together until it’s fluffy. Then you add in 2 eggs, each on their own until incorporated. Next you need to mix in a little vanilla.

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Now comes the dry ingredients. You add in some flour, salt, and baking soda. Once you mix that together into a beautiful dough you spread it into a pan, I used a 15 x 10 inch pan. If you want a thicker crust, you can use a 9 x 13 inch pan.

The cream part of this dessert square was great! It is softened cream cheese with the addition of the melted vanilla chips. Then the toping is made with fresh strawberry slices, sugar, cornstarch, water and some red food coloring to give it a nice red color. So, if you’ve got some of those beautiful strawberries sitting in you fridge, consider making this delicious dessert.

Here is what you need to make the
Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

  • BUTTER
  • SUGAR
  • EGGS
  • VANILLA
  • FLOUR
  • SALT
  • BAKING SODA
  • WHITE VANILLA BAKING CHIPS
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • FRESH STRAWBERRIES
  • CORNSTARCH
  • RED FOOD COLOR, IF DESIRED
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Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

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Ingredients
  

  • Crust
  • ½ cup butter room temp.
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp soda
  • Filling
  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips 6 oz
  • 1 package 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • Topping
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • cup water
  • 10 to 12 drops red food color if desired

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Grease a 15x10x1- or 13x9-inch pan (I used the 15x10).
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla & mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt & soda & stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.
  • In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.
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  3. I know this is a little late, but this is one of my grandma’s recipes. We call it Fruit Pizza, and we add banana and kiwi slices as well 🙂

  4. I know this is a little late, but this is one of my grandma’s recipes. We call it Fruit Pizza, and we add banana and kiwi slices as well 🙂

  5. I just found your blog and want to say thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes!

    I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was amazing! We had a few people over for dinner and there wasn’t a piece left! Very, very good! Thank you!

  6. I just found your blog and want to say thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes!

    I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was amazing! We had a few people over for dinner and there wasn’t a piece left! Very, very good! Thank you!

  7. I love these; they are so addictive! When I make fruit pizza, I make my own cookie for the base. Now I want to make them after seeing yours!

  8. I love these; they are so addictive! When I make fruit pizza, I make my own cookie for the base. Now I want to make them after seeing yours!