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Red, White and Blue Dessert

 Red, White and Blue Dessert
Serving the rich, fresh-tasting dessert decorated like the flag is a great salute to the nation's independence! I used a new recipe I found and made some modifications based on tricks my grandma taught me.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 168 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.