Thursday, March 20, 2014

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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Love the easy convenience of these little dessert parfaits in jars.  I make many different varieties, but today I made some using my Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling.  So easy and super-delicious!


Recipe

Ingredients
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tbls. vanilla
2 tbls. lemon juice
1/2 - 8 oz. container cool whip or 1 cup heavy cream
1 graham cracker crumb crust, evenly divided (see directions below)
1 - 16 oz. jar Strawberry Pie Filling


Graham Cracker Crumb Crust
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tbls. sugar
5 tbls. butter, melted
In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix together with a fork until well combined.


Method
Set out cream cheese to soften. Once softened, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and combined. Add vanilla, lemon juice and sour cream and beat until well blended.  Mix in heavy cream or cool whip until fluffy.  Cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool 1-2 hours.



Assemble
In 8 - 8 oz. mason jars, add 2 tbls. of the graham cracker crumb crust then top the crust with 2 large spoonfuls of the cheesecake filling, and lastly top cheesecake filling with 2 spoonfuls of the strawberry pie filling, repeating one more time in order given, until each jar is full and all ingredients are evenly distributed.  Cover jars with lids and store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 8 - 8 oz. mason jars


Enjoy,
Mary

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