Growing up, this was my cousin Nathan's favorite recipe for my Mom to make for family gatherings. And going to church in Plant City (winter strawberry capitol of the world) you know you had to have a dessert like this in your recipe box!
Two of my favorite things: pizza and strawberries! Yummy!
1/2 cup 10x sugar
2 sticks butter (real stuff) - softened
2 c flour
Mix all together, spread on to a sided pizza pan or a jelly roll pan with sides. Bake for 17-20 minutes at 350. Let cool completely.
1 cup 10x sugar
8 oz cream cheese - room temp
1 carton cool whip
Mix all together very well so you don't have lumps of cream cheese. I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and fat free cool whip. Spread on to cooled crust. Fridge overnight (or early morning for dinner)
2 pints strawberries
1 cup sugar
4 T cornstarch
4 T water
1 tsp vanilla
5 drops red food coloring
Crush one pint of berries in pan on low heat, add in one cup of sugar to boiling. Mix water and cornstarch together, add that and vanilla and red food coloring. Let thicken. Once cooled add the other pint of sliced berries. Spread on top of icing. Let chill.
Top with sliced or whole berries around the edges and cool whip.