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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

Simple and light cheesecake parfaits made with non-fat Greek yogurt and low fat cream cheese with delicious layers of shortbread cookies and sweetened strawberries.
Servings 2 parfaits

Ingredients

  • 8-9 shortbread cookies or graham crackers, crushed (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 2-3 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces low fat or regular cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup plain non-fat or regular Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • crushed shortbread cookies or graham crackers
  • fresh strawberry slices
  • fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • For the Strawberries: Combine the berries and granulated sugar in a bowl and place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the cheesecake portion.
  • For the Cheesecake Layer: In a medium sized bowl beat the softened cream cheese for about a minute until smooth and creamy. You can either use a handheld mixer or even a fork or whisk. Mix in half of the Greek yogurt until smooth then add the remaining half, along with the vanilla extract and heavy cream. Continue to mix until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar until everything is well combined.
  • To Assemble: Assemble the parfaits by layering the crumb layer, cheesecake mixture, and strawberries in alternating layers evenly. Top with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries if desired.
  • Place in the fridge and chill for about an hour. Serve with spoons.

Notes

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