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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

2 servings

A friend brought these pretty parfaits to a potluck, and I just had to have the recipe. You can substitute your favorite fresh fruit, such as peaches or raspberries. —Melanie Qualls, Marysville, Washington

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-1/2 cups angel food cake cubes
  • 2 whole fresh strawberries, halved

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine sliced strawberries and sugar; set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar. Add the sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the remaining confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  3. In two parfait glasses, layer a fourth of the sliced strawberry mixture, cake cubes and cream mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top each parfait with two strawberry halves.

Nutrition Facts

1 parfait: 618 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein.

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