Monday, May 19, 2008

Sensational Strawberry Dessert

Long ago I subscribed online to Kraft What's Cooking, a periodical magazine that's delivered to the house. Often, this magazine has some interesting ideas and shortcuts for "deliciously simple, everyday cooking" (Psychgrad's comment: the desserts are better than the mains, which tend require Kraft's salad dressings). Having my morning coffee, I started flipping through and this "Sensational Strawberry Dessert" screamed out to be noticed. Check out Kraft Canada here.


4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 can (300 ml) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 1/4 cups thaw Cool Whip (I used Nutri Whip) whipped topping, divided
8 Oreo cookies
1 Tbsp non-hydrogenated margarine, melted


1. Shape foil onto outside of 8x4 inch loaf pan. Line inside of pan as well with shaped foil, with ends extending over sides of pan.

2. Mash 2 cups of the strawberries in large bowl. Stir in condensed milk and juice.

3. Stir 1 cup of whipped topping into strawberry mixture. Pour into prepared pan.

4. Finely chop Oreo cookies. Combine cookies and margarine and spoon over whipped topping mixture in pan.

5. Cover cookie mixture with ends of foil and gently press cookie mixture into whipped topping mixture. Free for 6 hours or until firm.

6. Invert dessert onto serving plate when ready to serve; remove pan and foil.

Spread remaining 1 1/4 cups whipped topping onto top and sides of dessert.

Baba was wondering if you'd like a slice:

7. Slice remaining 2 cups strawberries; arrange on dessert. Store leftovers in freezer

Makes 12 servings.

What's perfect about this recipe: You can make it several days in advance and just unmold it a short while before serving and finish up your garnishing. It got pretty high ratings from everyone who tried it. StumbleUpon


Mama Mia said...

Baba is so cute! This cake looks SENSATIONAL! I looove oreos!

SYD said...

Oreos and strawberries? What else can a woman want? Ah yes, sugar, sugar and some more sugar. Yum!

grace said...

yes, baba, i would indeed like a slice!

i've noticed that about the kraft magazine as well. i don't fancy using salad dressing in anything but salad, but they occasionally have some winners. i much prefer the desserts anyway, and this one's a keeper!

Peter M said...

I too get Kraft's free mag, why not, eh? I do agree with Psychgrad's sentiments...the savory mains are not my cup O' tea with all their salad dressing marinades & such.

The desserts on the other hand, some gems in there. I'd like the end piece, please & thank you.

NĂºria said...

What a wonderful and easy cake!!!! Doesn't it have "side effects"? Such gorgeous foods always do! This one would directly go to my waist... AND I'M TRYING TO FOLLOW A DIET!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Baba loved this strawberry dessert I am sure of it!! She reminds me of my mom:D

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you know I've been eyeballing this recipe for a while now?? I'm so happy to see someone make it and really like it! Tell baba I'll take a piece! YUM!

That Girl said...

I'm so excited for summer and fresh fruit! Especially strawberries

Cakespy said...

How many levels of delicious can one dessert have? I love it! This looks like a nice one. I love the oreo addition too--a little unexpected, but definitely a great flavor to add!

Nic said...

Can I say that looks gorgeous?
And yes, I'd love a slice - RIGHT NOW, lol!!

Elle said...

Yes, I'd love a piece, please! It looks delicious!

It gets funny after a while, to see how many ways Kraft can push their dressings on us. Even if it's one tablespoon at a time, they sneak it in there.

Heather said...

Wowzers! That looks like the perfect treat to enjoy with your Babuchka. I like how you found healthier substitutions, too. Ihad no idea there were low(er) fat Oreos!

test it comm said...

Strawberries, coolwhip and oreo cookies...mmm... What a combo!

Anonymous said...

OMG - this looks like Heaven!!! If there's any left, then, yes, I'll have a slice too!

xoxox Amy

Lori said...

Looks like it should get high ratings! Wow yum.

Just like a Baba pushing the food!

Ruth Strong said...

I am loving the sound of this. So simple to prepare but looks so elegant and special!

Neen said...

Oh god, that looks sensational and sinful! Did you make it, or did Baba make it? Oh, and how is that cake decorating class going?

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