Strawberry Club Sandwiches
|6 ounces light cream cheese, softened (3/4 of an 8-ounce package) |
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 preheated pound cake loaf (10 3/4 to 12 ounces), thawed if frozen
2 pint baskets fresh California strawberries, stemmed
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped and lightly sweetened
In small bowl beat cheese, orange juice concentrated honey to blend thoroughly; mix in walnuts. Cut cake into 12 equal slices. Slice 1 basket of the strawberries. Spread 4 slices of cake, on one side, with some of the cheese mixture. Top with half of strawberry slices, with more cheese mixture; place on first 4 cake slices. Cover with remaining sliced strawberries. Spread remaining cake slices, on one side, with remaining cheese mixture; place cheese sides down on sandwiches. Cut diagonally into halves; skewer each with a sandwich pick. Serve sandwiches with remaining strawberries, halved, dividing equally. Dollop with whipped cream; garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Thanks to the California Strawberry Commission for this great recipe.