Well, I decided to go a different route and made a little tart for Dean's dessert of the month club....and they were quite a hit!
Here is what I did
- 12 premade graham cracker tart shells
- 1 cup blueberries; washed
- 1 cup strawberries; washed, hulled and sliced
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 4 oz cool whip
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Put your berries in a bowl and then sprinkle them with about 2-3 tablespoons regular sugar and put in frig.
arrange your tart shells on a pan that you can fit in the refrigerator.
Blend cream cheese and confectioner's sugar on high until light, smooth and creamy, FOLD in cool whip until just mixed in.
Take a cookie scoop and put 1 scoop of cream cheese mixture into each tart shell. Smooth with the back of a small spoon and make sure the center is a bit concave so it will hold the berries.
Strain the berries and fill the little tart shells with them, carefully piling them up a bit. You may have a little bit leftover....eat it!
Now, take the strawberry jam and heat it for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
Remove and stir in the lemon juice. Mix well.
Gently drizzle the jam mixture over the berries....this will act as a binder once it cools.
Place in the frig for a couple hours to set the jam. Before serving, add a tiny dollop of cool whip and a cutesy cupcake topper!
Then step back and watch your son toss the topper into the trash and shove the entire tart in his mouth in 2 bites!
It makes me so happy when I make stuff up on the fly and everyone loves it!!!!