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Strawberry Graham Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Graham Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) 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 whipping cream, whipped
  • Fresh strawberries and mint, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter; set aside 1 tablespoon for topping. press the remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of 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 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 mixing 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. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 262 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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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."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I have made this several times, most of the time doubling it to make a 9 X 13 pan for our family get-togethers. easy to make. I did add a little sugar & increased 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs. I chilled crust in fridge instead of baking crust. Very tasty. One of my guests said she could eat the whole pan by herself & wanted some to take home for "breakfast.""

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