Patriotic Dessert Recipe
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Patriotic Dessert Recipe

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I took this patriotic dessert to a luncheon and came home with dozens of requests for the recipe! It was quite a success. People told me it looked as good as it tasted. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 335 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, pecans and butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Fold in half the whipped topping; spread over crust. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  3. Spread over cream cheese layer. Cover with remaining whipped topping. Decorate with strawberries and blueberries to resemble a flag. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Patriotic Dessert in Country Woman July/August 1995, p27

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"I made this for the 4th of July. it was an instant hit! I used white chocolate And cheesecake instant pudding. Very good and very easy!"

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"Seems like a simple project"

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Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"We loved it. It is the same recipe I have made for years except for the fruit. I will make it again and with different fruit."

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"so easy and the whole family loves it ! it is make for more that the 4th of july .... love it !!"

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"The whole family loved this. Requested it more often than 4th of July."

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