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Strawberry Fields (and Dessert) Forever!

 "Doubtless God could have made a
better berry 
(than the strawberry),
but doubtless,
God never did.
.......William Allen Butler

is there a
springtime ritual
than fresh strawberries?

One of my favorite desserts to make
includes strawberries....
although they are frozen.
But since I was talking about strawberries today
I decided it was a perfect day
to include a
perfect dessert.
It has been a family favorite for over 30 years.


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cold butter

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir occasionally while baking. Cool on a wire rack.

Crumble the baked pecan mixture; set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Sprinkle the remaining mixture into an 13 X 9 pan.

In a large bowl, beat the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Fold in whipped cream. Spread evenly into dish. Sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
Yes, it is really that simple! To be honest though, I always double the crust because we like the pieces that are sprinkled on top that seep down into the dessert.
Trust me, it is just better. Also, the only other hitch in the dessert I highlighted.
(Make sure you whip the whipping cream before you FOLD it into the strawberry mixture. By doing this it is unbelievably light and fluffy.)
FYI: There will be no leftovers on this dessert!
I have linked this with Designs by Gollum. Check it out! 
Also at Be Different Act Normal Show and Tell Saturday's 
and Funky Junk Interiors


  1. I am so going to make this!!!
    You always share the BEST stuff!

  2. what a delicious recipe and so easy to make thanks for sharing I invite you to come see me on my blog @ http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  3. YUM, I love strawberries! We'd love to invite you to come on by and link it up, if you wish to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Easter Cookies & Treats"


  4. Laughing strawberries made me laugh. Love the push cakes. Going to send your blog to my grandaughter her blog is called sugar bebe


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