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Strawberry Cream Dessert

This fluffy creation is a variation on two recipes—a delicious four-layer dessert my mom used to make and a gelatin pie I came up with one day when I was short on ingredients. My family just loves it! —Rachel Lynn Rioux, Lisbon, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 36 squares)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cartons (one 16 ounces, one 8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over the prepared crust.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in yogurt and 6 cups of whipped topping until blended. Pour over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Spread remaining whipped topping over strawberry layer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 394 calories, 22g fat (16g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • CyndiMendoza
    Jan 27, 2021

    I’ve been making this dessert since 2000. I love it with peach as well. Great for spring and summer.

  • Judy
    Aug 27, 2017

    My new go-to recipe for gatherings during warm weather. My hubby absolutely loved this, thankfully it's easy & quick to make!

  • Twodisneyfans
    Apr 14, 2017

    Great recipe - love the crust. I've done a blueberry version, instead but the strawberry is super good!

  • sbbauer
    Mar 15, 2016

    try it in raspberry also........yummy

  • nicholcm
    Jun 25, 2015

    I was told this dish was required at family gatherings from now on.

  • Gimhani
    Jul 11, 2014

    I have made this few times for small gatherings. Every time it was a hit. :)

  • mar4bill
    Jun 6, 2014

    Have taken this to a couple of large gatherings. I'm always ask for the recipe.

  • heyutoo
    Jun 27, 2013

    I've made this many times before and have changed it just a bit. I use sugar-free gelatin, lite cool-whip, lite yogurt, fat free cream cheese. I noticed this decreased the super sweetness from the original. We love it!

  • puzzlemad
    Apr 25, 2013

    Very good. I doubled the cream cheese filling and only used a 6 oz. container of yogurt.

  • xicota
    Mar 30, 2013

    Delicious! The only recommendation is that I would make more of the cream cheese layer, so there would be enough to cover the crust.