Post by cuteascountry_Shortcake on Jun 5, 2005 14:45:54 GMT -6
I got the basic recipe from Wanda's Country Home, but I added bananas and strawberries instead of using just strawberries.
4 Layer Strawberry-Banana Dessert
Heat oven to 350°. Lightly butter 9x13 inch baking dish.
First Layer: 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup butter, room temp. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until small bean size crumbs; stir in chopped nuts. Pour into prepared dish pressing down with fingertips. Bake for 20 min. Cool completely.
Second Layer: 1 (8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup Cool Whip topping Mix and spread on cooled crust. Chill.
Third Layer: 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups 7-Up, Sprite, or seltzer 1/2 cup water 1 (3-oz pkg.) strawberry-banana Jell-O 1 1/2 to 2 quarts sliced strawberries and bananas
Combine sugar, cornstarch, carbonated beverage, salt, and water together in sauce pan and cook until thickened. While still hot, add dry Jell-O into mixture. ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY. Add strawberries and bananas. Mix. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill until firm. Top with Cool Whip and chopped pecans and/or slivers of chocolate.
Submitted by Zelda in Grand Prairie, TX Printed in Nancy's Kitchen Newsletter 6/05/05