---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: Strawberry Dream Dessert
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 15 servings
  
 ---------------------------------CRUMB BASE---------------------------------
   2 1/2 c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
            -- (quick or old-fashioned)
     2/3 c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; melted
 
 -----------------------------STRAWBERRY FILLING-----------------------------
   1 1/2 pt Fresh strawberries
       2 tb Unflavored gelatine
     1/2 c  COLD water
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1 tb Lemon juice
       3 dr Red food coloring
       2    Egg whites
       1 c  Whipping cream; whipped
  
   For base, combine oats, sugar and butter, mixing until crumbly.  Place in
   a shallow baking pan.  Heat in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) about 10
   minutes, stirring occasionally.  Set aside 1/2 cup of crumb mixture for
   topping.  Firmly press remaining mixture into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch
   baking pan.  Chill.
   
   For filling, crush 1/2 pint of the strawberries.  Slice remaining
   strawberries; set aside.  Soften gelatine in cold water. Combine softened
   gelatine, crushed strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and food coloring in
   saucepan.  Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until gelatine and
   sugar are dissolved.  Cool to room temperature.
   
   Place crushed strawberry mixture and egg whites in large mixing bowl.
   Beat at high speed on electric mixer until mixture is thick and mounds
   when dropped from a spoon.  Fold in whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
   Spread evenly over crumb base.  Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
   Chill several hours or until set.  Cut in pieces; garnish with strawberry
   halves.
   
   Source: Our Favorites for family and friends
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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