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Raspberry Cream Cups with Pretzels (URS: Berries)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 3, 2011 @ 7:01 pm In Desserts,Recipes,URS | 18 Comments
This week on Ultimate Recipe Swap we’re sharing berry recipes. Unfortunately, I did not have a screaming sale on berries nor do I have berries growing in my backyard or the near vicinity where I could go pay to pick. So, I used frozen berries.
Yes, yes, I did.
And while probably not as tasty as fresh, this dessert certainly hit the spot. Oh my! Did it ever!
But, first some back story. You know that Pretzel Berry Dessert/Salad  that is ubiquitous at the holiday season? I love that stuff. We eat pans of that in November and December, the only time I make it. Well, I have a problem with that dessert.
It doesn’t look pretty. See?
Yet, I love the flavor combinations of the tart berries, the cream cheese layer, and the pretzel crust. I played with those flavors earlier this year and created a cheesecake that we love. (Wait for the cookbook — you’ll love it, too.)
But, I decided to go in another direction and focus on the berries. I came up with this:
These Raspberry Cream Cups feature a raspberry compote (no Jell-O), a cream cheese -whipped cream concoction, and a pretzel topping. So good. Perfect to make ahead, serve at an elegant dinner, serve on a hot summer night, or save for the holiday season.
Summary: An update on the classic “Strawberry Pretzel Salad”
Preparation time: 1 hour(s) 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
Now, because he’s
a chocoholic all fancy, FishPapa suggested a chocolate covered pretzel variation. He said that it didn’t make a huge difference, but if given the choice, he’d take the chocolate variation. You decide.
Share your favorite BERRY RECIPES with us this week. Feel free to link up a berry recipe in the linky below or simply tell us about it in the comments.
Next week on URS: Zucchini Recipes
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