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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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

Strawberry recipes with cheesecake components are absolutely irresistible. Plus, these parfaits are super easy to make!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits layered in clear drinking glasses

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, no-bake strawberry cheesecakestrawberry shortcake, strawberry waffle cake and even my favorite spinach salad topped with sliced ripe berries. So when I spotted some gorgeous ripe berries at the market, I knew a strawberry dessert was in order.

Strawberry Parfaits with a red handled spoon, red and white napkin and fresh strawberries


Tips for Making These Easy and Scrumptious Strawberry Parfaits!

Making parfaits is painfully simple as there are no set rules, but I’ll offer some tips for making the most beautiful delicious parfaits possible.

  • For my strawberry cheesecake parfaits, just rotate layers of the whipped filling, red currant jelly and sweetened chopped strawberries.
  • Alternating colors makes for the best presentation. The light cheesecake filling makes a beautiful contrast with the vibrant berries.
  • Aim for the middle of your individual serving dishes when you add the filling so the sides of the glasses stay clean.
  • 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!
  • I made two large parfaits, but this recipe could easily serve 4.  It all depends on the size of your serving containers.
  • These are best eaten on the day or day after they’re made. Berries tend to deteriorate quickly after they’re sliced

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 dive into some delicious springtime recipes! I recommend a strawberry recipe with cheesecake, like these terrific parfaits!!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, No-Bake
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipped)
  • Approximately 1/3 cup red currant jelly
  • 812 ounces fresh strawberries (chopped and sweetened to taste with sugar (I used 2 tablespoons))
  • 24 whole strawberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese, 1/2 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).

 

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63 comments on “Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. Anything with cream cheese and strawberry is divine!

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. this is such a fun recipe and just shouts Spring. I think this will look lovely on my Easter table!

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