I'm showcasing another family favorite of the dessert variety on this Sweet & Savory Tuesday. The reason I typically prepare this one in a 9 x 13 disposable container is that our guests usually eat everything but the container! So, here goes:
Blend the following ingredients together, press into a 9 x 13 inch pan, and chill in freezer for one hour or refrigerator for two hours.
- 1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs and sugar together before adding the melted butter
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Blend the following ingredients together with a mixer, and spread over the graham cracker crust.
- 1 - 8 oz. container Cool Whip or prepared package of Dream Whip
- 1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup powdered (confectioner's) suger
Cover with one large can of blueberry pie filling or flavor of your choice. I have tried the raspberry and cherry pie fillings before, but our family happens to prefer the blueberry the best!
If you prefer to use whole graham crackers or don't happen to have any graham cracker crumbs on hand, lay whole crackers between two sheets of waxed paper. Use your rolling pin to crush the crackers into crumbs.
There have been many articles written about the health benefits of blueberries. Granted, marrying the berries with the remainder of the ingredients in this recipe might negate a few of the benefits. It's okay to indulge every once in awhile, especially during family celebrations. Here's one link regarding the benies of blueberries: https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-blueberries/
Here's to happy dining & enjoying family favorites!