Canada Day Desserts

Canadian Flag Cake (KRAFT recipe)

1 pkg. (298 g) prepared pound cake (cut into 12 slices)
2 cups  boiling water
2 pkg. (85 g each) Jell-O Strawberry Jelly Powder (or cherry)
3 cups  ice cubes
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
2 cups  thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

1. Cover bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices; set aside.

2. Add boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir 3 to 5 min. or until ice is melted. Remove any unmelted ice. Stir in 1 cup strawberries; pour over cake. Refrigerate 15 min. Cover with Cool Whip.

3. Refridgerate 4 hours or until jelly is firm. Arrange remaining berries over dessert to resemble the Canadian flag.

Decorate
Using a toothpick, trace a maple leaf pattern on top of dessert. Place a strawberry slice on each leaf point, then fill in the leaf with remaining strawberries.
 Source: www.kraft.com
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Mini Cherry or  Strawberry Cheesecakes

For this recipe you will need a mini cheesecake pan

1 eight oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/4 C. sugar

 Crust:
1 C. graham cracker crumbs
2 T. brown sugar
1/3 stick melted butter

Topping:

For Cherry: Canned cherry pie filling

For Strawberry: Fresh strawberries mixed with canned strawberry

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter with a fork until well combined.
  3. Divide crumb mixture evenly between the 12 cups of your mini-cheesecake pan. Using your fingers (if you don’t have long nails!) press crumbs firmly onto the bottom and partially up the sides of each cup; set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, blend softened cream cheese, egg, vanilla and sugar together in a medium bowl.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture into each cup (they will only be half filled).
  6. Bake for 14 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.
  7. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool for 20 minutes then carefully remove cheesecakes from pan and let cool completely.
  8. Top with cherries and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Enjoy!

Other recipes for Canada Day:

Red Velvet Canada Day Cupcakes

Canada Day Cocktails

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