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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

I get lost in other people's food blogs. Sometimes I am both envious and incredulous. How do they find the time? I dunno. The Italian dish is a beautiful site where I first found this dish. She knits, too, and, of course has a blog for that. I can't even begin to compete. This was very yummy. I admit I made extra crumbs and used twice the strawberries. It was delicious!

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait
  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons Amaretto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • mint springs, for garnish

  • Slice the strawberries into a bowl and sprinkle with one tablespoon of sugar. Toss and set aside.
    Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and one tablespoon of sugar.
    Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sour cream, confectioners' sugar and Amaretto and beat until combined.
    In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.
    Assemble Parfaits:
    Place about a tablespoon of the graham cracker "crust" in the bottom of your glasses. Layer some of the cheesecake filling in the glasses, then some of the strawberry topping and sprinkle some more of the graham cracker on top. (Amounts will vary according to how many parfaits you are making, so just adjust accordingly). Repeat layers and top with mint.
    Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

    1 comment:

    Slice of Southern said...

    I'd love to have this right now!! What a wonderful dish.