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Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

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Strawberry Delight is a new spin on an old classic. It’s like the springtime version of 4-Layer Delight. I made this dessert for our family Easter dinner last weekend and Mike said I knocked it out of the park!

He was very lucky I even made it because there was a strawberry shortage going on last weekend.

I just happened to have a carton of strawberries that I was going to use for another purpose hidden in the refrigerator.

Layer 1 – The Crust

The crust is one of the things that really makes Strawberry Delight what it is today.

It’s a solid, nutty foundation for a super delicious dessert.

Tip! Divide the dough into fourths to make it easier to press into the pan.

 

Layer 2 – The Cream Cheese

The cream cheese layer is ultra rich and creamy and adds a lot of flavor to the dessert.

The cream cheese will be easier to mix together if you let it soften to room temperature.

Tip! You can use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese to save some fat and calories.

Layer 3 – The Whipped Topping

I like to use Cool Whip Whipped Topping and I often use the lite version.

Four Layer Delight Layers

Layer 4 – The Strawberries

The strawberries and the thick glaze are what makes this dessert a showstopper.

Now, I’ll admit that it’s not easy getting the glaze on top of the whipped topping, but it’s worth it.

I use the “spoon-and-smear” method where I spoon a little glaze on top of the whipped topping and then smear it around as best as I can.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

The strawberries are going to cover it up anyway.

Strawberry Delight Glaze Layer

And when the bright red, juicy strawberries are all sliced and spread across the top, I can’t wait to dig in!

It’s like springtime in my mouth.

Strawberry Delight

I have a feeling I’ll be making this recipe for many years to come.

I hope you’ll try it and leave your feedback in the comments below.

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Save this Strawberry Delight recipe to your Strawberry Desserts board or your Layered Desserts board.

Also try my classic chocolate 4-layer delight and Butterscotch Delight.

What’s your favorite strawberry dessert?
Strawberry Delight
Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Strawberry Delight is a new twist on my old favorite 4-Layer Delight. It's been updated for spring with fresh strawberries and a delicious strawberry glaze. Try it today - you will not want to miss this!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large tub whipped topping, divided
  • 16 ounces strawberries, fresh
  • 1 tub (13.5 oz) strawberry glaze

Instructions

Layer 1

  1. 1 cup flour, 1 stick butter (melted), 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, Press into greased pan. Bake 325 degrees for 25 minutes. 

Layer 2

  1. 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 large bowl whipped topping. Mix and pour into cooled crust.

Layer 3

  1. Top with remaining whipped topping. 

Layer 4

  1. Spoon and spread strawberry glaze over whipped topping. Top with sliced strawberries. 

Notes

Use real butter, not margarine, for the flakiest crust. You can use more or less of the strawberry glaze. I only use about 2/3 of the container. 

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