Delicious Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Some recipes have the power to bring us back to our childhoods, a time spent with family and friends around the dinner table, and days gone by where grandma had her special Christmas recipe for dessert. This Delicious Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits remind me of my mothers infamous cherry cheesecake recipe that was always our dessert after every Christmas meal.

Google cheesecake and you will be inundated with an array of appealing images too irresistible to pass by. Cheesecakes are without a doubt a favorite recipe enjoyed worldwide by people of all ages. Not only are cheesecake recipes delicious but they can be a healthy dessert option too. Cheesecake recipes have a serving of dairy which gives us some of our daily allowance of calcium, not to mention that serving of fruit that goes into most pieces of cheesecake. For those of us who are trying to stay away from gluten, there are gluten free alternatives that can be used for the base. If you are trying to keep it healthier try substituting maple syrup for sugar in the whipped cream mixture, and use less sugar in your base.

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert, with the thickest part being made of fresh or soft cheese (usually cream cheese or ricotta), with a base of crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. Cheesecakes may be baked with eggs in the cheese and sugar mixture, or unbaked which typically uses cream cheese mixed with whipping cream and sugar. Some popular flavors of cheesecake are rhubarb, strawberry, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, pumpkin, key lime, chocolate, cookie, and classic to name a few.

Believe it or not, cheesecake has been around in some form for thousands of years, with different varieties depending upon where you are in the world. You can find cheesecake enjoyed throughout the world in countries such as Africa, Asia, Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Of course it is a favourite in North America, all over Canada and the United States, and can be found in some places in South America.

The recipe that is found on the following link is a great option with Strawberry Cheesecake used in a parfait, already I can envision this after a summer family dinner or maybe at a beach picnic, the possibilities are endless. These strawberry cheesecake parfaits look just too good for words, there is just something so nice about everyone at the table getting their own individual strawberry cheesecake in its own little glass, the perfect dessert addition to any table.

So with your ingredients on hand, this strawberry cheesecake parfait recipe is easy to do. The first step is to crush up the biscuits finely, then to mix them with some sugar and some melted butter. Then you will want to mix some sour cream in with the cream cheese. With another bowl mix the heavy cream to make whipped cream. Once your heavy cream is forming peaks, you will want to mix the cream cheese with your whipped cream. It is a good idea to use a spatula when mixing the two together, and make sure to not over mix. Then you can take out your fresh strawberries and slice them, and then pour some sugar on top of the strawberries and mix together in a bowl. Get out the glasses you will be serving the strawberry cheesecake parfaits in, and start by layering the biscuit crumbs on the bottom, with a layer of the cheese filling over them, and the strawberries over the cream cheese, and repeat. It looks nice to decorate this dessert recipe with some fresh strawberries and mint leaves. Enjoy!

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