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July 5, 2013

Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Hope you all had a great 4th!































































I spent mine with family and eating delicious food. That's how I spend most of my holidays if you haven't noticed, and it's the best. It rained all day, but that didn't stop us! 

 


Here's another fruit-filled red, white, and blue dish for any patriotic holiday. Or just for a refreshing summer dessert any ole time. 



























































The few changes I made were that I halved the recipe but upped the melted butter a bit for the graham cracker crumble to make it a more manageable measurement. I also added an extra layer of graham cracker crumble throughout because I love the crunch with each bite and don't want to wait until the bottom of the parfait to get to the crumble!






Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits
slightly adapted from Glorious Treats

*Yields: 2 moderate sized desserts 

Graham Cracker Crumble

  • 5 full sized graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup cool whip, thawed
Fresh strawberries and blueberries

For Graham Cracker Crumble: Crush graham crackers in a ziplock bag. Pour crumbs, sugar, and melted butter into a bowl and stir until fully combined. Pour onto a baking sheet or dish and press into an even layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until light brown. Cool.

For Cheesecake Filling: Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat to combine. Add lemon juice and beat until combined. Add milk and combine. Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture. 

Assembly: Layer bottom of dessert dish with graham cracker crumble, then add a layer of cheesecake filling, fresh chopped strawberries, another layer of graham cracker crumbs and cheesecake filling, fresh blueberries, and a final layer of cheesecake filling. Top with additional graham cracker crumbs, blueberries, and a strawberry for garnish.

Printable Recipe

 




























































This parfait was soooooo good! Patriotic AND tasty and I like to think good for me. Besides the cream cheese, cool whip, and sugar of course. But hey it's better than cupcakes or cookies or cake, right?






Happy Independence Day! Here's to being proud Americans today and every day.


Peace, and bacon grease!





10 comments:

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

Looks like a tasty little treat Desi! I just realized I have't been getting your posts??? I've missed so much! Hope you have a wonderful weekend despite the rain!

Vicki Bensinger said...

This looks so festive and delicious. I wish I had a spoon right now- I'd dig in.

Adelina Priddis said...

I have almost everything for this, but no graham crackers or cool whip :( Must make this week! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

Maria Long said...

these look so yummy wish I had a fork right now. THanks for linking up to friday food frenzy.

The Sketched Chef said...

What a beautiful shots !
This looks like a yummy treat

Amber Brady said...

I love the cheesecake layer! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #20!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

Cathy Compeau said...

Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
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Have a great week!
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Mariel said...

This looks so delish and your pictures are so lovely! Thanks for linking it up, I'll totally be featuring it this weekend on 'Or so she says...'. Would love to see you back!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Mackenzie said...

Desi these look awesome! Perfect for a HOT day and we always have tons of strawberries and blueberries in our refrigerator this time of year! Featuring you this week on Saturday Show & Tell! :)

Chris said...

Great color in your pictures, makes me want to dive right in.