Strawberry season arrives in the Piedmont

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Better late than never, strawberry season has finally arrived in the Piedmont.

FOX8 Shannon Smith checked out Whitaker Farms in Randolph County Monday.

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Here is the recipe for Strawberry Delight:

Faylene’s Strawberry Delight ( 25 min preparation time including preparing strawberries) -can use frozen strawberries

3 cups strawberries
¾ cup sugar
1 box vanilla wafers
½ box XXX sugar
1 large container of cool whip
1 cup of pecans

First slice 3 cups of fresh strawberries cover with ¾ cups of sugar and let sit 20 minutes stirring occasionally

1st layer
Crumble one box of vanilla wafers for crust in a 9”x 13” dish
(I put them in a gallon bag and roll over it with a rolling pin)

2nd layer
2 8oz pkg of cream of cheese (be sure room temperature)
1 cup cool whip
½ box of powdered sugar
Mix with mixer and spread over crust
( This mixture will be hard to spread I use a spoon and spoon it over the crust then spread with spatula)

3rd layer
Spread prepared strawberries

4th layer
Spread cool whip over strawberries

5th Layer
Sprinkle pecans over top
Refrigerate for at least one hour

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