Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Grandmother's Strawberry Pizza

We are sock up in the thick North Carolina heat around here!  Not that Minnesota was much cooler; the week that we left the heat index was 120 degrees!  In late summer months like these, we have a few favorite cool summer desserts to help us chill out.  One of our favorites is a recipe we learned from T's Grandmother Johnson.

T's Grandmother Johnson was an amazing cook and hostess.  Her abundant talents earned her the nickname "Grandma Cookie" from her grandchildren.  Grandmother Johnson's legacy of graciousness and hospitality lives on in the members of T's family.  The anniversary of her birthday was the weekend we left Minnesota.  It is quite fitting, then, that T and I recently shared this cool summer recipe with the Bears.  

Grandmother Johnson's Strawberry Pizza

2 cups flour
2 sticks margarine, melted
1 cup chopped nuts
Mix together and press into a pizza or jelly roll pan.
Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, then cool completely.
You can also use a refrigerated pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe.

1st Layer:
8oz softened cream cheese
3 cups confections sugar
12oz cool whip
Mix together and spread on top of crust, leaving a raised edge margin.

Second Layer:
1 quart strawberries
Slice and place on top of the cream cheese layer.
This is a fun part to do as a family!

Top Layer:
1 package strawberry glaze
Spread glaze evenly over top of strawberries.  Chill.

Serve chilled :)

Just to vouch once again for this dessert, it is one of Papa's favorites and one of the only desserts that I've seen him ask for seconds!

Happily Ever,
Queen B

1 comment:

SnoWhite said...

Love the strawberry glaze... wow, that makes a delicious dessert pizza. Hope you're staying cool.