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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Easy, quick and very pretty, this make-ahead Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe includes a versatile cheesecake filling and is perfect for family gatherings or holiday dinners.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 parfaits

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries cleaned and quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • One container Cool Whip

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix strawberries and 1 T. sugar. Set aside.
  • Place graham crackers in a food processor and blend until they are crumbs. I used Honey Maid Fresh Stacks - 3 packages.
  • Dump crumbs into another bowl. Add 1/4 c. sugar and mix. Add butter and stir until well combined.
  • Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer place cream cheese, 1/2 c. sugar and vanilla. Whip for 2 minutes. Add Cool Whip just until combined.
  • In the bottom of 8 parfait dishes or mason jars, place 2 heaping tablespoons of graham cracker mix. Press until firm.
  • Add cream cheese mixture as the second layer.
  • Top with strawberries, dividing evenly between 8 servings.
  • Add a bit of whipped topping to the top right before serving. Garnish with fresh mint.
  • Can be refrigerated several hours before serving.