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Thursday, August 1, 2013

FEATURED RECIPE: Twinkies Sweet Cream and Fruit Dessert

What better way to celebrate the "comeback" of the Twinkies than with a creamy, fruity dessert. A cream cheese blend of goodness with a saucy, fruit blend is the perfect pair with these golden cream filled sponge cake rolls.
This dessert is light but filled with pure sweetness. I recently prepared it for a family dinner and it was nothing but raves from the table. With fresh fruit at its peak, it's a perfect dessert for the season.
Twinkies Sweet Cream and Fruit Dessert
1 box Hostess Twinkies
2 8-oz pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup confectioner sugar
1 12-oz tub Cool Whip (completely thawed)
2 individual cups of Dannon Greek Vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pint blueberries
2 1/2 cups dices fresh strawberries
1 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
Blend softened cream cheese and confectioner sugar with mixer until smooth. Add heavy cream and yogurt and continue to mix until well blended. Fold in Cool Whip and set aside.
In medium sauce pan over low heat, melt butter. Add flour and mix until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla, blueberries and strawberries. Cook over low heat until fruit creates a sauce.Strawberries will be very soft but blueberries should not be mushy.
Using trifle bowl or similar, line bottom of bowl with 3 Twinkies cut length-wise. Spread 1/3 of cream cheese mixture over Twinkies. Pour 1/3 of fruit mixture over cream cheese. Continue this process until you have three layers, ending with fruit mixture on top.
Now, you've probably noticed that you have one extra Twinkie in the box.You could treat yourself, or you could share with that little one or maybe the big one that's been hovering over your shoulder in the kitchen. Enjoy!

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