Friday, June 8, 2012

Frozen Strawberry Fluff Dessert

By Christy

I have started noticing a trend with my boyfriend and my desserts... he always seems to love the treats I make that incorporate fruit. Already knowing that ice cream probably ranks as his favorite dessert category, I decided to make this recipe for him.... a frozen strawberry fluff dessert.

It was a first try recipe that I found on another food blogger's site, She Wears Many Hats. Gosh did she make this dessert look good. I love reading lots of different food blog sites. I actually have a few of my favorites listed in the side panel of our blog but I am always on the look out for more new sites to follow. What are some of ya'lls favorite food blogs or do you have a food blog too?

1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cups chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 stick of butter, melted
2 egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
10 fluid ounces whipping cream (I think it would be just as good to use Cool whip instead of whipping your own cream)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, crushed/smashed

Preheat the oven to 325. Combine flour, brown sugar, nuts, and melted butter and spread in a 8x8 pan. (I of course couldn't find mine so I used a different shape.). Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times while baking and let cool completely afterwards.
Once Cooled, evenly press 2/3rds of the mixture in the pan to create crust. Beat egg whites and granulated sugar together with mixer until it forms stiff peaks. In another bowl, whip cream until it forms soft peaks as well or just use a large container of cool whip instead.
Gently combine the egg white meringue, whipped cream/cool whip, lemon juice and strawberries. Spread this mixture over the crust. Sprinkel the remaining crust mixture over the top and freeze for 3-6 hours before serving.

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