Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Independence Day

I hope all of you are having a lovely day! The hubster and I are both off of work, and besides doing a little gardening earlier this morning, our plan is to do absolutely nothing exciting! :D

We celebrated last night with the neighbors and had a barbeque and set off fireworks. I brought this dessert, and it was gone by the time we left so it must have been good!

I was inspired by this dish on the Food Network, but instead of the recipe for filling I used a recipe I knew for a no bake cream cheese. To make the filling I used
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp imitation vanilla extract
  1. Mix together room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until well blended.
  2. Stir in cool whip and vanilla extract.
For the dish I used 35 mini phyllo dough shells, 30 blueberries, and sliced strawberries.
  1. Slice the strawberries, then cut the slices in half and let them sit in with some sugar to make them sweet and juicy.
  2. Fill the shells with about a teaspoon of the no bake cheesecake, and smooth the top out so it's flat (I used the back of my spoon).
  3. Line a 9x13 glass cooking dish (or any other holder) with shells 5 x 7.
  4. Place blueberries in the top left quarter of the dish for the stars, and place the strawberries in the bottom (or top) of the rest of the shells.
  5. Enjoy!
Have a fun and safe holiday! Are you doing anything, or enjoying a nice relaxing day like us?

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  1. Sounds very yummy and easy to make... it's on my list for next year! Thanks for sharing, Jessica! Hope you had a relaxing day!

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