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Betty's Blueberry Delight / Blueberry Dessert

This recipe has been a holiday staple on our family's table for as long as I can remember.  It seems like yesterday that I was propped up on a chair next to my Grandmama's counter, helping her make this.  She would put one of my Grandaddy's shirts over my outfit, so that I wouldn't get my clothes dirty.  I love those memories, and I still miss them both so much.

Now, as an adult, I make this every chance that I get, just so I can have a piece of home on my table.  

Some call this dish Blueberry Delight, but my family lovingly calls it "Blueberry Dessert."

You may have had this seems like it's a southern staple at potlucks and church dinners.  It has a pecan-filled crust, which is layered with a sweet combination of cream cheese, whipped cream and confectioner's sugar.  It's then all topped off with a beautiful layer of blueberry pie filling that beckons you to cut a slice and take a bite.

Make this lovely dessert and have a taste of home, too!

Blueberry Dessert / Blueberry Delight

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups freshly whipped cream OR 1 (9 oz.) Cool Whip 
1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling

Combine flour, butter and pecans in a bowl and mix well.

Grease the bottom of a 12x8 inch baking dish.  Transfer the pecan mixture to the prepared dish and press evenly into the bottom, forming the crust. Bake crust at 350 degrees F for 25 - 30 minutes; cool. 

Add cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, and mix on medium speed until soft and creamy.  With mixer on low, slowly add confectioners sugar until combined well.

Gently fold in whipped topping by hand and spread over cooled crust. 

Top with pie filling; chill. Cut into squares and enjoy!


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