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Patriotic Dessert

 Patriotic Dessert
Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma took this dessert to a luncheon...and came home with dozens of requests for her recipe! "It was quite a success," she grins. "People told me it looked as good as it tasted."
12-15 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • In a bowl combine flour, pecans and butter. Press into an ungreased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool on
  • a wire rack.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Fold in half
  • of the whipped topping; spread over crust. In a bowl, whisk milk and
  • pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until
  • soft-set.
  • 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.

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