Thursday, August 4, 2011

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Dessert

I've had a fair amount of people ask for the recipe for the layered fruit dessert I posted a picture of a few weeks ago. I have made it a few times as of late, the first being for a 4th of July BBQ and since then I have made it for different dinner gatherings. It can be made with any fruit. You could also add some sponge cake or angel food cake, however I think it is perfect as is. It is ridiculously delicious and surprisingly light on the pallette - SO much more than just fruit and whipped cream! It is incredibly easy, delicious and beautiful.So, without further ado...

Berries & Cream Dessert

* 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
* 2 quarts blueberries


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 on the bottom.

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. If you want to make the flag design on top, reserve 20 strawberry halves and 1/2 Cup of blueberries and place on top layer, otherwise decorate as you desire. Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments! Click here for a printable version of Berries & Cream Dessert

1 comment:

sarah said...

nini nini nini nini nini

time for a new blog post. :) thanks for posting this recipe! SO GOOOOOOD!