Red, White and Blue Dessert

"This is a yearly tradition in my home since I found this recipe in TOH in 1994. My family and friends look forward to it every year. I make it only on the 4 of July or Memorial day, just because I love the idea of the tradition, but would be a great desert any time. I hope you like it as much as we have."
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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and extracts until fluffy.
  • Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Place a third of the mixture in a 4qt bowl.
  • Reserve 20 strawberries halves and 1/2 cup of blueberries for garnish.
  • Layer half of the remaining strawberries and blueberries over cream mixture.
  • Top with another third of the cream mixture and the remaining berries.
  • Spread the remaining cream mixture on top.
  • Use the reserved strawberries and blueberries to make a flag on top.refrigerate.

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  1. R Register
    Easy, tastes good and looks good. I put in an extra large graham cracker crust.
  2. Livingston
    I usually don't write reviews but I was compelled to write one for this recipe. My family thoroughly enjoyed this! Let me say, as is, the recipe is great, I followed it exactly except I omitted the almond extract (my son has a tree nut allergy). I also put it in a graham cracker pie crust for a little extra crunch. It was wonderful and so easy!! Thank you, I will be making this again.
  3. Tinkerbell
    This was a big hit at the 4th of July BBQ & pool party with friends. I really enjoyed the use of cream cheese, as it gave the filling more substance & flavor than just whipped cream would have. Made exactly as written except I had to use all vanilla extract due to almond allergies. If I make it again just for my family we'll use the almond, as we are huge fans of that flavor. Thanks for sharing, Baby C!
  4. Trvlr13
    I made this to take to work for the 4th of July and it was a BIG hit. It tastes almost like cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries. It was yummy and I'll be making it again.


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