Come Celebrate Fourth of July with me and my friends as I will be making these wonderful, colorful and delicious red white and blue desserts. For a refreshing touch I recommend the red white and blue salad, if you enjoy baking then you'll love the red white & blue squares and for all those parfait lovers like me then a must have is my favorite red white and blue parfait yummy!!!
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!!!
Red White & Blue Salad source:tastofhome.com
14-16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chillingIngredients
1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
2 cups boiling water, divided
2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup heavy whipping cream
6 tablespoons sugar
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
1 cup fresh raspberries
Whipped topping and additional berries, optional
In a large bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold water. Add blueberries. Pour into a 3-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add the cream and sugar; cook and stir over low heat until gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved. cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon over the blue layer. Refrigerate until firm.
In a large bowl, dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water. Add raspberries. Spoon over cream layer. Chill until set. Garnish with whipped topping and additional berries if desired. Yield: 14-16 servings.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE DESSERT SQUARES source: cooks.com
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. finely chopped walnuts
1 pt. (2 c.) fresh blueberries
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/2 pt. (3 c.) fresh raspberries
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
2 c. water
1 (3 oz.) pkg. raspberry flavor gelatin
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
In large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; mix well. Using fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in walnuts. Lightly press mixture in ungreased 15x10x1 inch pan. Bake 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool.
Sprinkle blueberries over cooled crust. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add marshmallow creme; beat just until combined. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over blueberries. Refrigerate about 1 hour.
Sprinkle raspberries over top of cheese mixture. In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and water, mix well. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and becomes clean. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Cool glaze 20-30 minutes or until lukewarm. Carefully spoon glaze over raspberries. Refrigerate about 1 hour until firm. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. 25 servings.
Red, White and Blue Parfaits source: razzledazzlerecipes.com
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 16-oz. container vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 pints fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
2 pints fresh blueberries, washed
Whipped topping for garnish
8 parfait glasses or other clear glasses
Combine cream cheese, vanilla yogurt and lemon juice and mix well. Place 1/4 cup of cream cheese mixture in the bottom of each glass followed by 1/4 cup strawberries. Repeat with cream cheese mixture and blueberries. Top with whipped topping and serve. These desserts are tasty, colorful and right in keeping with the red, white and blue holiday. You could add a layer of sponge cake in each glass if you want to make the dessert a little more hearty.
The Skinny: Use fat-free yogurt, light cream cheese and low-fat whipped topping. For those of you that don't remember, whipped topping is prepared whipped cream-like topping that comes in a plastic container. It isn't as good as real whipped cream but is easy and you can get low fat or fat-free varieties
Stars and Stripes (red, white, and blue!) source: associatedcontent.com
It doesn't get any more patriotic than this- you'll wow your guests with the colorful layers!
1 shot of Grenadine
1 shot of Blue CuraÁao
1 shot of Light Cream
Build the layers in a short cocktail glass. (Hint: pour the liquid over the back of a spoon as you add them to the glass to help layer.) Serve and enjoy.
Disclosure: the above publication is for entertainment purposes. The above recipes are based on Lisa's own personal online research and credit has been given to the source of the above recipes. Images are source of google and may or may not reflect the actual recipe.