Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert

Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert

I have been counting the days till local strawberries appear at the fruit stand down the road. Tiny and flavorful, my kids also anxiously await those succulent berries that are available just one week a year. Hoping they will be ripe at the end of May, we are usually disappointed when we have to wait until June to enjoy the best strawberry shortcakes of the year…when these local berries are picked at the peak of their sweetness. But thankfully, the California berries at the market were red and fragrant…and perfect to top this Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert. This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Summer Berries and is hosted by my friend, Nicole, of Daily Dish Recipes. Make sure to check out all the magnificent berry recipes at the end of this post.

Ingredients

  • 8 graham crackers, processed into crumbs
  • 5 tablepsoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Sliced strawberries (I used most of a 16 ounce package)
  • A few raspberries and blackberries to garnish, optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons red currant jelly, melted, whisked till smooth, and cooled slightly
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake