I love reading those series where there are lots of books, and you can really enjoy the characters. This recipe came from a series by Diane Mott Davidson--a mystery series where the leading character, Goldy, is a caterer. The books all contain recipes that Goldy is making for her clients. This recipe is a great addition to any BBQ, or summertime dinner. I will definitely be making it for our 4th of July BBQ.
3/4 c. melted butter
1 1/2 c. flour
1 T. Confectioners sugar
3/4 c. chopped nuts
Combine all ingredients. Press into the bottom and sides of a pie pan. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Now wasn't that easy? No rolling out dough..and it is yummy!
1 1/4 c. whipped cream, whipped
1/4# cream cheese
3/4 t. vanilla
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
Blend cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until it is very smooth. Then fold in the whip cream.
Pour this filling over your cooled crust.
2# strawberries--I like to either quarter of half mine
1/2 c. water
1 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
Put all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer, and simmer until the sauce thickens. Cool slightly and pour over filling. Refrigerate until serving time.