Salute the red, white and blue with this layered dessert studded with fresh blueberries and strawberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve the remaining 3 cups strawberries; set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mixes in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until gelatin is slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

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  • Meanwhile, line bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer until well blended; gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on cream cheese mixture to resemble the stripes of a flag. Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on cream cheese mixture for the stars. Store any leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 46.8mg 16% DV; sodium 192.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
I'm not a real fan of strawberry shortcake so I wasn't sure I'd like this recipe. BOY WAS I WRONG!! The addition of Jell-O and cream cheese and sweet blueberries really makes this dish awesome. Your guests WILL rave (mine did) and will eat a much bigger piece than you think....!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
It was a pretty dessert to take to a Memorial Day picnic. It was good but I wouldn't crave it and I prefer the sugar cookie version better. Read More
(5)
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
I'm not a real fan of strawberry shortcake so I wasn't sure I'd like this recipe. BOY WAS I WRONG!! The addition of Jell-O and cream cheese and sweet blueberries really makes this dish awesome. Your guests WILL rave (mine did) and will eat a much bigger piece than you think....!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
thanks for the base idea for a wonderful cake! i nixed the jello altogether because i'm really not a big fan. i laid the pound cake in the bottom of the pan and topped with a handful of blueberries raspberries and diced strawberries. then i poured over a can of blueberrie pie filling. then the cheesecake mixture topped with the fresh fruit flag. TO DIE FOR!!! it's a 4th of july tradition! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
I made a similar version of this cake 10 years ago. However it didn't have Jello on the bottom. Instead you used 2 layers of Pound Cake(or personal preference) with a layer in the middle of vanilla custard or pudding that had pureed blueberries and strawberries in it. Yum! The kids really seemed to like this version with the Jello though. Easier to make then the other one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2008
The yello taste was overwhelming didn't taste the cheese cake part but it looks very pretty for the occasion! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2010
So yummy! I've made this twice for holidays. Turns out every time. So much praise for so little effort. Tasted as good as it looked. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I am not someone to bake/cook a whole lot but I can honestly say that I made this and it came out great. I followed the directions exactly and brought it to a Memorial Day party. I got great reviews and I was really happy with the way it turned out. Next time I may try to do sugar free jello sugar free cool whip and light cream cheese.... Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2008
Yummy! I made this for the 4th of July. Everyone loved it. It lasted maybe an hour once I put it out. It was great. I'd Make it for other occassions too I'll just change the way I decorate the top Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
I made this for a Veteran's Day Celebration - was perfect! Followed the recipe exactly - was pretty and all of it was eaten. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
This was so easy and yummy!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
It was a pretty dessert to take to a Memorial Day picnic. It was good but I wouldn't crave it and I prefer the sugar cookie version better. Read More
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