For your springtime sweet tooth pleasure, I bring you....
This recipe was given to me by my mother in law Nancy, who is currently in the hospital in Denver recovering from surgery after breaking her neck last week. She is doing better every day but still has several weeks of recovery ahead. (prayers for her complete healing and quick recovery are so much appreciated!)
EVERYONE loves this dessert. It's always a hit at potlucks and parties, and it's the perfect thing to welcome the colors and flavors of spring. (It's easy too, which is always a plus!)
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 c. flour
Mix like a pie crust and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Cool completely.
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and spread over cooled crust. Place fresh fruit over cream cheese mixture. (I usually try to go for lots of color. My favorites to include are strawberries, banana, kiwi, blackberries, raspberries, green or purple grapes and peaches. You can also use pineapple, blueberries, etc. Pretty much anything goes.)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. fruit juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
Boil sugar, fruit juice and cornstarch until syrupy. Add lemon juice and pour glaze over fruit.
(note: This is the recipe as I received it. I usually double the amounts of everything for the crust and the cream cheese layer.)
I had a little help making this yesterday!
This is before the glaze layer: YUM!