"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Grandma's Strawberry Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma's Strawberry Salad, by , is from The Sharp Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Wylodine Turney
Added: Monday, September 15, 2008


First Layer:
2 cups plain flour
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup pecans, chopped

Second Layer:
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip

Third Layer:
1 pint strawberries, chopped or blended
4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
6 oz Strawberry Jello
1 1/4 cups boiling water

Mix and press first layer into 9x13 pan. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350. Cool. Mix second layer with mixer and spread over crust when cool. For third layer, dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water. Add to all third layer ingredients and cook until thick. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Cool and spread over cream cheese layer. Chill. Cover with layer of Cool whip. Keep refrigerated.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mother said she preferred (in third layer) cooking the cornstarch and sugar in the water until clear, then adding the other ingredients. She made this especially for Philip Gambrell, a grandson.




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