Heavenly Strawberry Dessert

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Here is a wonderful dessert, IF you love strawberries, you will love this dessert. *Please be sure to Bake the cream cheese layer first before you add the strawberry layer*.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For crust.
  2. Mix flour,Brown sugar,and chopped nuts together, cut in the butter. Pat firmly into a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Second Layer.
  4. Mix sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and 2 eggs. Blend well till smooth.
  5. Pour onto the crust.
  6. Cook 15 minutes at 375°F.
  7. Third layer.
  8. On stove top in a pan, combine, jello, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and water. Cook till clear and bubbly. Take off stove cool a few minutes, add sliced fresh strawberries. Cool a few minutes more add on top of cream cheese layer. Let set up for about 30 minutes in fridge.
  9. Forth layer.
  10. Top with whipped cream or cool whip. Garnish with additional strawberries.
Most Helpful

3 5

My family liked this, but I thought it was just OK. The crust is outstanding. The cheese layer needs to be thicker. I would consider doubling this layer. The jello layer was almost too sweet. I would decrease the sugar content in this layer. I will try it again with the above changes.

I honestly don't know what to rate this recipe. I made it for my brother-in-law's birthday but didn't want to serve it -- in fact, when my husband brought it out, I warned everyone to sample it at their own risk. Everyone raved about the taste. Where the problem lies is with the directions. I followed the recipe exactly, but I too had problems with the two layers "melting" together into a big mushy mess, even after I made sure everything was cooled. It almost seemed as if the second "cheesecake" layer didn't set up enough, even though I didn't dare bake it any longer in the oven as the edges were starting to brown. IF I tried this recipe again, I think that I would try only 1 egg in the cheesecake layer to see if that would remedy the mushiness. Perhaps this didn't turn out due to my inexperience as a cook, but I guess I would give the recipe 5 stars based on taste but only a 2 or 3 for the actual recipe itself -- which doesn't even state to refrigerate in order for the strawberry/jello layer to set.

I tried this recipe and when I poured the third layer onto the second layer and crust it melted everything together into a liquid mess. Maybe a step is missing. I always thought you had to chill jello in the fridge for hours to set it.