Luscious Layered Blueberry Delight Recipe

Looking for a dessert that takes the sweetness factor up to an 11? Then you are looking in the right place with this luscious layered blueberry delight recipe. "It's totally decadent and perfect when you really want to treat yourself," says chef and recipe developer Miriam Hahn. The best part? Preparing this dessert is quite manageable. "I would say it is pretty easy," Hahn says, adding: "You need a couple of tools, a food processor, and a hand mixer. The crust only requires a few ingredients, and it's a snap to make."

So any time you know a next-level dessert is needed, go ahead and consider making this dessert, especially when you'll be entertaining and will have more than enough work on your hands the day of the gathering. "The nice thing about this recipe is you can make it ahead of time, and it will keep great in your fridge for a few days," Hahn says, adding: "It's perfect for entertaining — super pretty and impressive to guests."

What's more, most of the ingredients are shelf- or fridge-stable, so you can always be ready to prep a pan of luscious layered blueberry delight whenever the time comes for a treat.

Gather the ingredients for this luscious layered blueberry delight

This recipe calls for a lot of sweet and creamy stuff. All told, you'll need graham crackers, chopped pecans, lots of melted, unsalted butter, a bit of regular sugar and a lot of powdered sugar, some softened cream cheese, a bit of vanilla extract, and two tubs of Cool Whip, thawed, and two large cans of blueberry pie filling.

So, it's not exactly a secret why this dessert is so rich and tasty and so very sweet, is it? But no worries, sometimes, you just have to accept the calories and enjoy the dessert.

Combine the graham crackers and nuts to make the crust

Start this recipe off by melting the butter, and as soon as it has melted, move immediately to the next part of this step. Put all of the graham crackers and one cup of pecans in a food processor or high-speed blender, and blend them until the cracker and nut mixture is ground into fine crumbs — you may need to (carefully!) press pieces of graham cracker or pecan down toward the blades.

Next, add the melted butter and the four tablespoons of sugar (not the powdered sugar) into the blender, and mix again. Now spread this mixture out into the bottom of a 9x12-inch baking dish, pressing down to pack it into a crust that fills the bottom of the pan. Put the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm it up.

Prepare and then layer in the fillings

With a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. When those are mixed well, add in one tub of Cool Whip and the vanilla extract and beat these ingredients again, bringing them all together to mix well.

Spread this mixture evenly out over the chilled and firmed crust, and then top that with the blueberry filling, spreading it out evenly as well. Now add the other tub of Cool Whip on top of this, spreading it to cover the blueberry filling, and then sprinkle on the remaining pecans.

Let your luscious layered blueberry delight chill

Once the last layer of Cool Whip is spread and your luscious layered blueberry delight is topped with chopped nuts, it's time to let it chill. Put it in the fridge for at least two hours or in the freezer for a half-hour before serving. And do not rush the chill time. "The only key step is to let it firm up in the refrigerator or freezer before cutting into it," says Hahn. "Then you are good to go!"

And as for how long it will keep in good condition, the dessert will last just fine in the fridge for up to five days in a covered container.

Luscious Layered Blueberry Delight Recipe
4.9 from 20 ratings
Looking for a dessert that takes the sweetness factor up to an 11? Then you are looking in the right place with this luscious layered blueberry delight recipe.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
12
servings
Luscious Layered Blueberry Delight served on a plate
Total time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 14 graham crackers
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tubs (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cans (21 ounces) blueberry pie filling
Directions
  1. Put the graham crackers and 1 cup of pecans in a food processor and blend until the mixture is ground to fine crumbs.
  2. Add in the melted butter and sugar and mix again, then spread this mixture in a 9x12-inch baking dish, pressing down to pack it into a crust.
  3. Put dish with crust in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up.
  4. With a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar, and when mixed well, add in 1 tub of Cool Whip and the vanilla and beat again.
  5. Spread this over the crust and then top with the blueberry filling
  6. Add the other tub of Cool Whip on top of this layer, and then sprinkle on the remaining pecans.
  7. Put in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving (or 30 minutes in the freezer).
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 485
Total Fat 29.5 g
Saturated Fat 13.2 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 60.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 53.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Total Sugars 39.3 g
Sodium 153.0 mg
Protein 4.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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