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Patriotic Dessert Recipe

Patriotic Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Styling tip: For clean delineation between stripes, place cut strawberry halves on a paper towel before assembling so they don't bleed into the topping.
  • If you prefer, substitute raspberries for strawberries.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

    Reviews for Patriotic Dessert

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    HoneyBunni User ID: 8147421 250113
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

    "This was a great hit for the 4th of July. My husband thought it was awesome. It was easy to make and taste fabulous. :~))"

    MY REVIEW User ID: 6824185 228984
    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!"

    LADYBUGGZ User ID: 7648676 18554
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

    "Seems like a simple project"

    momio User ID: 2526647 13521
    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."

    qgal User ID: 6058319 15137
    Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

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

    freddian User ID: 1894945 13518
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

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

    stephwiley User ID: 6076024 41199
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

    "Fun and Yummy. I did change crust to a graham cracker crust (super easy 3 cups of crushed crackers, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup sugar)- which required no baking, turned out great. Very pretty for 4th of July! I will make again with different varieties of fruit on top for other occasions."

    Carolina Cooker User ID: 5317601 38214
    Reviewed May. 31, 2011

    "Very easy to prepare & holds up well. Good combination of flavors. A great "go to" dessert for any patriotic occasion!"

    kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 13516
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

    "This recipe was fairly easy to make. It definetely tasted better the next day. Its fresh and delicious."

    carriefank User ID: 3168748 18553
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

    "My mom made this desert a long time ago and it was so good. I would recommend it to anybody."

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