A Berry Summertime Recipe

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Nothing says summertime like fresh, sun-riped berries. Growing up the Pacific NW, there is no place better for fresh berries of every variety–Loganbeggies, Marionberries, Lignonberries…and raspberries. Having also spent many a summer in the berry fields to pay for school clothes, the easiest to pick were the raspberries. No thorns and no stooping. Just good eating.

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Aside from noshing on warm berries plucked fresh from the cane, my favorite way to enjoy raspberries is Raspberry Pretzel Salad. You have berries, butter, cream cheese, and the saltiness of pretzels mixed with the sweet that make this to die for. And the bursting flavors of the raspberries are enhanced, not muted. Make this today and test your self-control.

Me…I have none.

Raspberry Pretzel Dessert

Crust:

  • 1 ½  cups crushed pretzels
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Press into 9X13 inch pan and bake at 325 for 6 minutes.  Cool

 Filling:

  • 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c sugar
  • 8 oz container cool whip

Cream together cream cheese and sugar.  Then add cool whip.  Spread on top of cooled crust.

Topping:

  • 6 oz pkg. raspberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 24 oz bag frozen raspberries (if using fresh, add ½ cup more water)
     

Pour boiling water into jello and whisk until dissolved.  Add raspberries and mix well.  Place in refrigerator until it is the consistency of egg white.  Then pour on top of cool whip layer.  Refrigerate until firmly set, overnight works well.

(I reprinted this recipe from BeckyBakes.net)

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Living so close to Nashville has provoked Bella to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes no longer sound like amorous alley cats, she writes romance with a touch of weird. Visit her at www.bellastreetwrites.blogspot.com
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14 Responses to A Berry Summertime Recipe

  1. I’ve had this before but have no idea where the recipe is. Thanks! it is delicious and irresistible!

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  2. Jill James says:

    That looks really, really yummy.

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  3. E. Ayers says:

    Oh does that look super good! I bet it would also work for blueberries, etc. Just match the Jell-O to the berry/fruit.

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  4. Yum. This looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it.
    Here’s another one you might enjoy: http://nwcherries.com/recipes/cherry-berry-salad
    It features a mix of berries. There are tons of cherry recipes on this website.

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  5. Carol says:

    Bella, this looks scrumptious! Definitely making this one. Yum!

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  6. Mona Risk says:

    Looks de-le-cious. I love raspberries.

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  7. E. Ayers says:

    One of the best things about summertime is all the fresh fruit and vegetables. As Bella said, popping a fresh sun-warmed berry (or tomato) into your mouth is the best! Life is full of little pleasures and that is one of them!

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  8. I was born in the NW…we were in apple country, and I adore rhubarb, which no one in Louisiana knows about, except me. Can’t get it fresh here, so have to go with the frozen, when I can find it.

    This looks super delicious, I printed it out! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    • E. Ayers says:

      OMG! Isn’t it fun living in the south? My dear Yankee friend went into the grocery store because they had rhubarb advertised in the flyer so she intended to get it for both of us.. Except she gets there and there is none! So she asks the young man working in the produce area for rhubarb. He looked at her as if she had come from another planet. She tries to describe it. All of the sudden, the light went on in the young man. “Oh, the only thing I have like that is celery that I was about to throw out. There’s something wrong with it, because it’s pinkish.” She asked to see it. He brought out a bunch. She looked at it and at him and said if he was going to toss it, she’d like to take it home. She’d put it in the compost pile. He gave her two big boxes of rhubarb that had some other fruit in it, like a delicious dead ripe pineapple. Oh, did we pig-out that night and we also prepped rhubarb for freezing for hours! She was constantly checking to see if they had anymore red celery! Nope, south of the Mason Dixon line they know nothing about rhubarb!

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  9. leighmorgan1 says:

    You’re killing me, Bella! This was supposed to be my month of dieting…trashed 😉 Gotta try this 🙂

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