Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits #SundaySupper

Looking for an easy, no-bake summer dessert? These sublime Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits celebrate the best of the berry season!Strawberry Parfaits

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

My first clue that this recipe was a success was seeing that Bill had finished his off for breakfast…well, it does have fruit and dairy. Practically like a strawberry yogurt<insert sarcastic tone>, right???!  Well, I must admit, they were very generous servings…so the leftover Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits were ever so tempting when he opened the fridge at 5:00 AM. Who has willpower at that hour???

Luscious, sweet and fragrant strawberries are one of my favorite tastes of spring. We anxiously await the local berries to appear at our produce stand the first week of June…then the best of the best strawberry recipes are pulled from my files…strawberry pie dessert, strawberry shortcakes and even my favorite spinach salad topped with sliced ripe berries. So when the Sunday Supper crew decided on the “Spring” theme this week, I knew a strawberry dessert was in order.Strawberry Parfaits


Easy and Scrumptious!

Making parfaits is painfully simple…there are no rules, just alternate layers of the whipped filling, red currant jelly and sweetened chopped strawberries. I made two large parfaits, but this recipe could easily serve 4. There is a bit of a learning curve on how to make clean pretty layers, and I’m not quite there yet. A damp paper towel is helpful in wiping any splatters from the inside of your container, but (at least in my family) when a dessert is so incredibly decadent and delicious, a more rustic presentation is just fine!

The warm weather is creeping in (well, maybe not in Indiana) and our first day of Spring, March 20th, is right around the corner! Let’s warm up around the table with our friends from our #SundaySupper team and share delicious springtime recipes! Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day green, green food or spring inspired, our group sure has a menu to please your taste buds!

Green and Spring Dishes Menu Includes:

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #Sunday Supper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Spring recipes!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits…#SundaySupper
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • Approximately ⅓ cup red currant jelly
  • 8-12 ounces fresh strawberries, chopped and sweetened to taste with sugar (I used 2 tablespoons)
  • 2-4 whole strawberries for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and lemon juice, till creamy. Mix in the well whipped cream. Set aside.
  2. Gently melt the jelly in the microwave and pass through a sieve if needed for a smooth consistency. Cool slightly.
  3. Use 2-4 glasses, depending on size of dessert you desire, and start layering the ingredients starting with the cream, then the jelly, then the strawberries. Repeat and end with a layer of cream and garnish with a whole berry (mine were huge so I cut in half).
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings

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Comments

  1. I like this strawberry yogurt! 🙂

  2. Anything made by Liz Berg and containing whipped cream and strawberries would call my name from the fridge at 5 a.m. too =) Tantalizing photos and undoubtedly tasty!

    P.s. Love easy recipes so thank you for sharing a very do-able one.

  3. Great minds must think alike, Liz, because I made something very similar the other day. I was lusting after strawberries but they weren’t very sweet yet so I mixed them (very, very rustic) with sweetened cream cheese and lemon and tossed in a crumbled cookie. It was good but will be so much better in a couple of weeks when the berry selection improves.

  4. It’s just 6:30am here in NWFL, and I could so eat this refreshing spring strawberry cheesecake parfait right now…maybe even two! We are in full Florida strawberry season- keeping your recipe! Beautiful job!

  5. I can understand perfectly well why one of those disappeared for breakfast!!! That looks so delish. I’m trying to think Spring…..sigh!
    Happy St. Patricks Day to you and yours.

  6. You make such beautiful presentations with your desserts, it´s funny what you call rustic…ja. My glasses would´ve been stained for sure. Love this parfaits, there´s no denying the sunny seasons are coming! Have a great day Liz!

  7. Aaaaaand now I want strawberry parfaits for breakfast…

  8. Would certainly love to have some of these delighted desserts! Those glasses are perfect for serving these strawberries. My 1st post on Penang is out! Come chk it out 🙂

  9. Lizzy , even carnivores just can’t resist when they are presented with that BEAUTIFUL and delectable dessert 😀 Yup , even at 5 am lol

  10. This is my kind of dessert … or breakfast 🙂 My birthday’s in April – I think I’ll request this instead of cake!

  11. Your photos make me want to jump through the screen!

  12. Ooh I love the creamy layers with the vibrant strawberries!! So pretty and so super delicious :)Will be trying this very soon Liz 🙂

  13. Red currant jelly and berries is genius! What a pretty dessert too. Yum!

  14. Ooh these look so good ! I love strawberries & cream and with cream cheese & lemon added to it, must have so much texture. On my list to make as soon as strawberry season is in ! Beautiful pics Liz !!

  15. Gorgeous colour and the parfait looks amazing!

  16. Amy @ A Blossoming Life says:

    This looks delicious! You can’t go wrong with cheesecake and fresh strawberries!

  17. These are such beautiful parfaits, Liz! I am craving the first sign of spring strawberries!

  18. Mmmm…I love any dessert with strawberries. Yours is super pretty and looks delicious.

  19. Liz you always have the most delicious strawberry recipes. I would have also eaten it for breakfast…or is 5 am consider a midnight snack?:) Thanks for sharing!

  20. These look amazing! Love strawberries in anything 🙂

  21. That looks so yummy! I love anything with cream cheese.

    I haven’t joined in with Sunday Supper for so long! I must remember to join in soon.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  22. Wow, this parfait is amazing! I love everything about it! fabulous recipe!!

  23. Beautiful and yummy and perfect for Spring!

  24. Oh I love this Liz and not only is it beautiful and simple but I know it’s delicious from the ingredients. Most of the time I have all these ingredients at hand. Perfect for a nice dessert!

  25. Oh these are simply gorgeous. I’ll take 2 🙂

  26. Oh, that is just PERFECT! Love it, Lizzy!

  27. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    Liz, these are so beautiful and refreshing looking! I love that strawberries are now arriving in the grocery stores, and they’ve been as sweet as your photos!

  28. These look divine! Such beautiful pictures too! I want a bite…or two 🙂

  29. I would eat this for breakfast, definitely.

  30. These Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits look absolutely wonderful!!! and so pretty! yum! love this!

  31. Parfaits are great – so much fun to play with. They used to be huge when I was a kid (often a company dessert), then seemed to fall out of favor for awhile, but now they quite popular again. Yours looks wonderful! I’d certainly love to have it for breakfast. 😉 Good stuff – thanks.

  32. How could you wait until 5am this would be calling me from the refrigerator in the middle of the night.

  33. Liz: They look so fresh and gorgeous that I am pinning it.

  34. Love these no bake cheesecake parfaits! I’m with your husband I would eat these for breakfast too.

  35. Strawberries totally make me think of spring too and this parfait looks so delish!

  36. I would eat three with no problem – love it 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  37. what a great round up! we love our strawberries here too, and can’t wait until they are ripe for the picking! we just planted one hanging basket, the first of our strawberry madness at our house, just for the girls to pick and eat! 🙂

  38. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says:

    Pretty Pretty strawberry Parfait Liz. Can I have a spoon (might be more then just a spoon at the end)? =P

  39. That is something so fresh and tasty! Even I cant resist that at 5 am!

  40. This looks wonderful I don’t blame Bill for making this a pre breakfast treat!

  41. Best Foodies says:

    As always beautiful pictures! I make strawberry parfaits very similar but haven’t for awhile. I am sure I won’t stop thinking about them now !

  42. Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite says:

    I probably look forward to spring more because of strawberries. I refuse to buy them during the winter and if when I smell them in the shop they don’t have a strong smell I don’t bother. So come spring time when they are in season I do tend to go a bit crazy and buy them almost every week. I know this household would have no will power with those around.

  43. I’m totally with Bill on this one.. I would eat it for breakfast and any time during the day too. I love desserts like this. 🙂

  44. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Just lovely, Liz! Beautiful photo and beautiful recipe!

  45. Look awesome! Lizzy I love strawberries!! (Im finishing my SRC)

  46. Gorgeous! I could have this for breakfast every single day!

  47. Strawberry cheesecake is so awesome, I love how you converted it to an elegant dessert parfait

  48. This looks and sounds delicious!

  49. Your parfaits look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

  50. Sounds good to me and looks good too. I love cheesecake and strawberries, so I don’t think you can go wrong with this combination. If you get t chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorites at: deborah-bateman.blogspot.com
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

  51. I love Parfaits! Adding cheesecake just makes them 1000 times better!

  52. Love, love, love! Lizzy, these parfaits are perfect for spring. Strawberries and cream is such a classic, warm weather dessert. I would’ve eaten these at 5 a.m. too, or any time of day really. They would’ve been too hard to resist.

  53. Liz these look so refreshing!

  54. Cream cheese (check), sugar (check), lemon (check), currant jelly (go to store), whipping cream (check, check, and check!), fresh strawberries (check). These are all but made. Beautiful, Liz. Thanks for the recipe; it is exactly what I want.

  55. Beautiful parfaits Liz and perfect for strawberries that will be ripe for picking in about a month here in SC! Love em!

  56. Lail | With A Spin says:

    Anything with cream cheese and strawberry is divine!

  57. I love how you say, “painfully simple”, Liz. That’s my kind of dessert and who can blame anyone for tasting them at 5am. Parfait-ction, as ever.

  58. Lizzy just stopping by to say thank you for being a part of the YBR this month:)

  59. These not only are stunning, but look delicious, and are super easy to make. I have a question though, how much in advance can you make these ? Can you prepare everything the day befire and put togetherthe next day ? Will they hold for a day fully made ? TIA,
    Etti

    • Thanks, Etti. The only thing that doesn’t hold well is the chopped strawberries…they will soften and change texture after about 24 hours (they won’t be bad, just not the same as fresh). These will still taste yummy the next day, but they will be best on the day you put them together. They can be prepared early in the day for dessert that night without any trouble…and the cream cheese mixture can definitely be mixed up the day before. Hope that helps!

  60. Haha I would eat these for breakfast 😛 They look delicious, so creamy 🙂

  61. Love desserts like this one! And of course, strawberries would be my first choice as well! Lovely photos of it all.

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