Labor Day Recipe: Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert #KraftRecipes

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There is no shortage of patriotic holidays, just begging me make something in red, white and blue to celebrate the occasion. Whether it be Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day, I never turn down the chance to have a BBQ with family. We like to enjoy items on the grill like cheeseburgers or steaks and serve them up with some deliciously easy salads and sweet corn.  But there is no easier way to make a colorful patriotic dish than with dessert. Berries are just such a delicious choice and a good way to enjoy the fruits of the season.

Because I’m part of the Kraft Tastemaker blogging program, I’ve been spending even more time on the Kraft website looking at recipes.  I recently came across this awesome Flat Bottom Fruit Pie. I loved the idea of this using a ready-t- use pie crust but I happened to have a left over pastry sheet sitting in my freezer. I thought I it would be a great substitute.  I also switched out the peaches for strawberries so I could stick with the red, white and blue theme and went with cheesecake pudding to shake things up.

Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert

5 from 11 votes

Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Emilie, Inspired by Kraft


  • 1 ready-to-bake puff pastry sheet 1/2 of 17.3 oz. pkg.
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 pkg. 3.4 oz. JELL-O Cheesecake Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Thaw pastry sheet according to package instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  3. Unfold pastry sheet on floured surface and slice along the seams to make three equal sized sections. Place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the tops of two of the pastry sheet sections.
  4. Bake 15 or until a golden brown. Move to wire racks and cool completely.
  5. Beat pudding mix and half-and-half in medium bowl with whisk 2 minutes. Fold in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use, at least 5 minutes.
  6. Split each pastry into two layers so you have six layers in all. Spread pudding mixture on one layer and top with berries. Repeat layers and continue with second dessert, making sure the two sugared layers are on top. Garnish with any excess pudding or COOL WHIP and berries.
  7. Refrigerate for one hour (or up to four) and use a serrated knife for easier slicing.


Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert Recipe Assemble

I used cheesecake pudding but so many other flavors would taste great as well such as vanilla, french vanilla, coconut cream (with a little toasted coconut even), lemon, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert Closeup

My raspberries were huge so I cut them in half as well so they would lay flat and I could spread them out better throughout the layers.

Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert Layer Closeup

I thought this dessert might be very difficult to cut but I found that by waiting an hour and using a serrated knife, it was actually quite easy.

Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert Recipe

What is your favorite Patriotic dessert?

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Disclosure: This post was created for the Kraft Tastemaker Blogger Program. All thoughts remain my own and are not influenced by the monetary compensation received.






  1. 5 stars
    Never used pastry sheets before and I think it’s about time! Wow…this summer really flew by ( for me( and hard to believ labor day is almost here! We’ll have one last neighborhood BBQ for Labor Day .

  2. 5 stars
    I just love recipes like this one! you could actually swap the fruit for others at different holidays!

  3. Wow…that looks yummy. I think I am going to try making it this weekend for our Labor Day get together. My daughter LOVES all berries so I am sure she will be a fan 🙂 Thanks

  4. Your Patriotic Layered Berry Dessert looks so delicious! I like that it is fairly easy to make with easy ingredients also. My family would really enjoy this not only for the Summer, but year around!

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