Strawberry Graham Dessert Recipe
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Strawberry Graham Dessert Recipe

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My mother passed the recipe for this luscious dessert on me...and my family has enjoyed it for years. These days, I often make this special treat for my granddaughter. It's a fun way to dress up Jell-O, and kids love it. -Audrey Huckell, Wabigoon, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Fresh strawberries and mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 262 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter; set aside 1 tablespoon for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 325° for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in strawberries and lemon juice. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread half over cooled crust. Cover and refrigerate remaining cream mixture.
  4. Pour gelatin mixture over filling; refrigerate until firm. Top with remaining cream mixture. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with fresh berries and mint if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Graham Dessert in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p25

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"made this recently for work. Mine was a little sloppy and the next day, leftovers did not look so inviting. It had a good flavor, but I felt there was not enough filling. I did use vanilla oreos instead of graham crackers for the crust. I needed to use them up!!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Made this for a family gathering and everyone loved it. I did raspberry instead of strawberry though."

Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Made this for a party! Rave reviews! Delicious but a bit sloppy! It doesn't double well. But still tasted great!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"I made this for Easter and everyone loved it! I didn't have any leftovers to bring home with me! It was so good, a nice light dessert! I plan to make it again for my sister's baby shower!"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I have been making this recipe and with other flavors also for years. I also chill the crust instead of baking it. I use yogurt in place of whipping cream and it comes out great it's a beautiful and yummy dessert. It's so easy to make, unfortunately doesn't stay around more than a day or so."

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