Strawberry Danish Dessert

STRAWBERRY DANISH DESSERT

Make this fabulous Strawberry Danish Dessert and share it with your family and friends (or don’t share it and enjoy it all yourself.)

STEP #1 Gather the Ingredients for Strawberry Danish Dessert

Ingredients for Danish Dessert are strawberries, danish dessert, butter, flour, brown sugar, nuts, cool whip

Strawberry Danish Dessert

  • 1 cube butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 packages dream whip or 1 container cool whip
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package danish dessert
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • I made a mistake and didn’t realize it at the time. I thought the recipe said to use 1 cup butter instead of 1 cube of butter. So be careful when reading a recipe because sometimes it will say cubes and sometimes it is cups. One cup is actually 2 cubes of butter. It turned out just fine with twice the amount of butter though.
  • I used pecans but you can use whatever kind of nuts you would like. It would also be okay to leave the nuts out or to use a graham cracker crust instead.
  • I used a 16-ounce container of cool whip.
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STEP #2 Make the Danish Dessert with Strawberries

Mix Danish Dessert in a saucepan and add strawberries.
  • Wash the strawberries and cut the tops off.
  • Slice them and put them in a bowl.
  • In a saucepan put 1 3/4 cup water.
  • Stir in the Danish Dessert.
  • Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Pour the Danish dessert mixture into the bowl with the strawberries and mix it together.
  • Put it into the refrigerator to cool.

STEP #3 Make the Crust

Chop nuts with a chopper on a cutting board

Chop the Nuts

  • I used pecans from my freezer that were picked fresh last year.
  • Use a chopper or food processor to chop the nuts. ( In the past I have put the nuts in a Ziplock baggie and rolled a rolling pin over it, or hit it with a mallet).
Crust ingredients in cake pan and put in oven
  • Put the flour, butter, brown sugar, and pecans into a cake pan.
  • Put it in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • I actually put it in for 5 minutes and then stirred it. Then for 5 more minutes and mixed it some more. I didn’t think it was completely done and so I baked it for 4 more minutes.
  • I thought it might be easier to melt the butter in the microwave and then mix everything together before putting it in the cake pan and putting it in the oven.
  • When it is done, it will be crumbly.
  • Let it cool.
  • Take half of it out to use for a separate layer.
  • Spread the crust across the bottom of the cake pan.

STEP #4 MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE

Bowl and electric mixer is used to mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cool whip
  • Put the softened cream cheese into a bowl.
  • Add the powdered sugar.
  • Mix it until creamy.
  • Add the Cool Whip. (I wasn’t sure how much cool whip to use because the recipe didn’t specify and the last time I made this, I used Dream Whip. I had a container that was 16 ounces and so I used the whole thing.)
  • Mix it together.
  • I used an electric mixer to mix it but I think it would have been easier to use my Bosch.

STEP #5 MAKE THE DESSERT WITH LAYERS

Layers of crust, and cream cheese mixture, and topped with strawberry danish dessert

LAYER THE CRUST AND CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE, AND TOP WITH STRAWBERRY DANISH DESSERT

  • Take the cake pan with a layer of crust on the bottom.
  • Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  • It is easier to put several globs of the mixture across the crust and use a butter knife to spread it. It is okay if some of the crust mixes into the cream cheese layer.
  • Then sprinkle the remaining crust across the layer.
  • Then add the rest of the cream cheese mixture and spread it across the crust layer.
  • Put the Strawberry Danish Dessert mixture across the top.

STEP #6 CHILL

  • Put the dessert into the refrigerator and let it chill until you are ready to serve it.
  • Then Enjoy it with your family or with a group of friends.
Finished strawberry Danish dessert cut into a serving size and put on a saucer to serve

Recipe

  • 1 cube butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 packages dream whip or 1 container cool whip
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package danish dessert
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS

Cook danish dessert according to directions on the package, using 1 3/4 cups of water. Add 4 cups sliced strawberries. Put in the fridge to cool. Put the butter, flour, brown sugar, and nuts in a cake pan and put it in the oven on 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then stir it together. It will be quite crumbly. Let it cool. Mix dream whip according to the package and mix it with softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then layer 1/2 of the crust and then half of the dream whip mixture. Then the other half of the crust and the other half of the dream whip mixture. Top with danish dessert. Chill in the refrigerator.

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