Easy, quick and very pretty, this make-ahead Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe has a delicious cheesecake filling and is perfect for family gatherings or holiday dinners.
This recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite things to make. It’s easy, fast and is so pretty when it’s all finished. I use these parfait dishes that were my mother-in-law’s and I think they give this dessert a sweet, vintage feel. I have always baked a graham cracker crust but for this recipe it’s not necessary. The bottom layer of these parfaits is not baked and it is delicious!
I used locally homegrown strawberries for these parfaits and oh my gosh…they were so good. It’s worth the extra effort to get to a farmer’s market because there is just nothing like homegrown strawberries. I did draw the line at picking them though! If it’s not strawberry season or you don’t have access to fresh strawberries, strawberry jam would work well as a substitute.
Versatile Cheesecake Filling
Another great way to serve this strawberry cheesecake parfait recipe is to use little mason jars. The crust, cheesecake filling, and strawberries will layer beautifully in the jars. The lids will keep each parfait fresh. This is definitely a make-ahead recipe, which makes it an easy thing to serve for gatherings with families and friends.
One last way to serve this strawberry cheesecake parfait recipe is to simply put all the ingredients together in a trifle bowl or even a square baking dish. It would take just a minute to layer the cheesecake filling in between the crust and strawberries. It could still be served up into small parfait dishes or mason jars. Any way you serve it, and whether or not you use fresh strawberries or strawberry jam, it is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe Sources:
- glass parfait dishes
- small mason jars
- Le Parfait French Terrine wide mouth glass jar
- trifle taster set
- trifle bowl
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