November 8, 2011

Cream Squares


In Hawaii, this is a popular dish people like to take to parties. I love the Strawberry version, but I wanted to try something natural. So I made everything with homemade lemon gelatin. I'm thinking I should have added a little more lemon juice, but still very refreshing. Recipe found here.

STRAWBERRY CREAM SQUARES
CRUST
1 cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup cold butter, (1 stick)
½ cup walnuts, chopped small

Place flour and sugar in a med. mixing bowl and stir to mix. Cut the cold butter into small squares and toss into the flour. With a pastry cutter or your hands blend the butter into the flour until you get a loose cornmealy consistency. Stir in the nuts. Pour the loose mixture into a 9 X 13 dish and spread mixture out evenly. Press mixture into the pan with the bottom of a glass or with your hands. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool crust before adding the filling.

FILLING
1 small box lemon flavored gelatin
1 cup hot water
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temp.
¾ cup sugar
2 cup heavy whipping cream, (1 pint)

Dissolve lemon gelatin in the 1 cup of hot water and set aside to cool. Whip heavy cream until thick and fluffy, place in the fridge until ready to use. Cream the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the cooled lemon gelatin and mix well. Fold in the whipped cream and pour over cooled crust. Refrigerate until firm to the touch. About an hour.

TOPPING
1 large box strawberry flavored gelatin
1 ½ cups hot water
1 ½ cups cold water, tap is ok

Dissolve strawberry gelatin in the 1 ½ cups hot water then add 1 ½ cups cold water; stir to mix. When the cream cheese filling is set, slowly pour cooled strawberry gelatin on top and refrigerate until completely set. About another hour.

2 comments:

  1. I always love your food posts- everything looks fantastic!!

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  2. thanks cecelia, loving your posts lately :)

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