I look forward to making this one myself in just a few days! I’ve had it before at a July 4th celebration made with a cool whip topping instead of the “cheesecake” topping this recipe has. You can’t go wrong with a pound cake, fresh fruit and a cheesecake mixture!! Plus, the flag is just too cute!!
Wave Your Flag Cheesecake
Recipe Courtesy: Kraftfoods.com (includes video instruction)
- 1 qt. strawberries, divided
- 1-1/2 cups boiling water
- 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
- ice cubes
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 pkg. (10.75 oz.) pound cake, cut into 10 slices
- 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
- 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
SLICE 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve the remaining 3 cups strawberries; set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mixes in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until gelatin is slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
MEANWHILE, line bottom of 9×13 dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer until well blended; gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on cream cheese mixture to resemble the stripes of a flag. Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on cream cheese mixture for the stars. Store any leftover dessert in refrigerator.
Makes 20 servings
There are many variations of this type of recipe. I picked this one because I absolutely love the “cheesecake” type mixture on pretty much anything : )
Here are a few other version of this recipe you may enjoy ~