Betty's Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frozen Dessert -- Valentine's Day

Betty demonstrates how to make a Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frozen Dessert for Valentine's Day. This dessert consists of a baked coconut crust, a layer of strawberry preserves, a layer of sweetened cream cheese with pecans, and a layer of sweetened whipped cream. It is perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

Sweetened, flaked coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
All purpose flour
Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
Strawberry preserves 18 Ounce
Softened cream cheese 8 Ounce
Confectioner's sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (same as powdered sugar or icing sugar)
Chopped pecans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 1 Tablespoon
Almond extract 1 Teaspoon

Directions

Making

Combine coconut, sugar, flour, and butter in a medium-sized bow. Mix well.

Take an 8 -inch springform pan (or 8-inch square pan and press mixture firmly and evenly into bottom.

Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Chill until cooled.

Spread half of the preserves over crust, reserving the other half for garnish.

In a large bowl, use a mixer on medium speed to beat cream cheese and cup confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in pecans, milk, and almond extract, mixing well.

Spread cream cheese mixture over preserves.

In a medium-sized bowl, beat whipping cream and cup confectioner's sugar until fluffly.

Spoon over cream cheese layer. Freeze until firm.

Serving

Remove from springform pan and let sit at room temperature about 15 minutes before serving.

Garnish as desired with remaining preserves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1322Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium %

Total Carbohydrates 315 g105%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 288 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet