Wave Your Flag Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Wave Your Flag Cheesecake is perfect for Fourth of July Picnics and Potlucks!
  • 1 quart strawberries, divided
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 2 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) loaf pound cake, cut into 10 slices
  • 1⅓ cups blueberries, divided
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  1. Slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside.
  2. Halve the remaining 3 cups strawberries; set aside.
  3. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mixes in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved.
  4. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted.
  5. Refrigerate 5 min. or until gelatin is slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
  6. Meanwhile, line bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices.
  7. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.
  8. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.
  9. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk or electric mixer until well blended; gently stir in whipped topping.
  10. Spread over gelatin.
  11. Arrange strawberry halves on cream cheese mixture to resemble the stripes of a flag. Arrange remaining ⅓ cup blueberries on cream cheese mixture for the stars.
  12. Store any leftover dessert in refrigerator.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at http://ahensnest.com/2009/07/wave-your-flag-cheesecake.html