Red, White and Blue Dessert Recipe
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Red, White and Blue Dessert Recipe

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I changed a recipe I found and ended up with this rich, fresh-tasting dessert. Decorated to resemble a flag, it's perfect for the Fourth of July or any other patriotic occasion. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 quarts strawberries, halved, divided
  • 2 quarts blueberries, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 168 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and extracts until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Place a third of the mixture in a 4-qt. bowl. Reserve 20 strawberry halves and 1/2 cup blueberries for garnish.
  2. 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. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Red, White and Blue Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p35

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Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Another Memorial Day and another request for this delicious and easy dessert! Fresh tasting and full of summer flavor. I use Neufchatel (low fat cream cheese, ok, just a little lower, but every little bit helps) and no difference in taste."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"This is my summer go-to dessert! Everyone loves it, always a hit :) Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Yummy and very pretty cake in a trifle bowl. Also added pound cake to the layers"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015


Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"We love this!"

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