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Strawberry Valentine Creme

No recipe image available.A dazzling vanilla creme mold topped with sweet strawberry sauce. This delicious dessert can be made in any shape to fit the occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:

Vanilla Creme:
1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups whipping cream - divided use
1 /2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Sauce:
1 (10-ounce) package frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed,
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Vanilla Creme: In saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water, then dissolve over low heat. Stir into sour cream; set aside.
  2. In mixer bowl beat 1 cup of the whipping cream, gradually adding sugar, until soft peaks form. Stir in vanilla and sour cream/gelatin mixture to blend thoroughly.
  3. Pour into 1-quart heart-shaped mold, rinsed first with cold water. Chill until firm.
  4. Whip remaining cream, sweeten with additional sugar.
  5. Unmold gelatin mixture onto serving plate. Spoon some of the Strawberry Sauce over mold. Surround base with dollops of whipped cream. Pass remaining sauce separately.
  6. For Strawberry Sauce: In saucepan combine sliced strawberries with sugar and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and clear. Remove from heat. Mix in lemon juice; cool. Makes about 1 cup.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of California Strawberry Commission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved. Used with permission.