Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait is easier to make than a traditional cheesecake, it has all the elements of a strawberry cheesecake, only much quicker to put together. Meant to be served in a clear glass or jar, it has alternating layers of strawberries, cheesecake, and an almond crumble with a texture similar to shortbread.

The presentation is what makes it unique, as the layers of colors and textures make it so pleasing to look at. You can really get creative with the vessel, as it will change the whole look of the dessert. Try using stemless wine glasses, mason jars, or even mini shot glasses!

Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries.

How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait?

Directions

  1. Start with the crumble. Mix together flour, sweetener, and melted butter in a bowl. Stir well until combined.
  2. Spread and flatten the mixture onto a baking mat or parchment paper and bake until browned. After cooling, break the mixture into a ziplock bag and smash into crumbs.
  3. Wash and chop strawberries into small cubes. Add sweetener, mix, and set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, lemon juice, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Beat with a stand or hand mixer until smooth.
  5. Using a piping bag or ziplock snipped at the corner, pipe a layer of cheesecake filling, then a layer of almond crumble, then a layer of strawberries, then cheesecake filling again. Repeat layers as needed.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
  7. Garnish with strawberries or whipped cream.

Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries, top down.

What ingredients do I need to make strawberry parfait?

Ingredients

  • Flour  all purpose flour for baking. Use Almond Flour for a low carb recipe.
  • Sweetener  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Butter – 100 percent butter made from cow’s milk.
  • Strawberries – fresh strawberries, washed and chopped.
  • Cream Cheese  use block cream cheese.
  • Sour Cream – standard sour cream.
  • Heavy Cream – use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.
  • Lemon Juice – use fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Ingredient Swaps

You can substitute the strawberries for another fresh fruit of your liking, such as blueberries or raspberries.

Can parfaits be made ahead?

Yes! This is a perfect dessert to make ahead of time. You’re actually going to want to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving, so it’s an ideal dish to make the night before, or before you start getting ready.

So make sure you calculate in this refrigeration time when preparing!

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Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries being scooped up with a spoon.

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Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries.

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

This cheesecake strawberry parfait is layered with fresh strawberries, cream cheesecake, and a low-carb almond crumble for a delightfully light and creamy dessert that is so sure to impress your next guests!
4.88 from 8 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cheesecake parfait, strawberry cheesecake parfait, strawberry parfait, strawberry parfait recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Cups
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Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 Cup Flour use almond flour for low carb
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Butter melted

Strawberry Topping

Cheesecake Filling

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, sweetener, and melted butter (melted in the microwave). Using a fork, blend well until combined. It will still be crumbly.
  • Spread crust mixture onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and flatten to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until browned. Let cool completely (about 15-20 minutes). For this particular recipe, it is better to over-bake than to under-bake so that the texture is more like a shortbread and not a soft cookie.
  • While waiting for the crumb topping to bake, wash and de-stem strawberries. Chop strawberries into small chunks and place into a bowl.
  • Add sweetener and mix well. Set aside.
  • Next in a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, lemon juice, heavy cream, vanilla extract and beat with a hand/stand mixer for 3-5 minutes until smooth and set aside.
  • Once almond crust is cooled, break it into smaller pieces, place inside a ziplock bag and smash to crumbs. Note - if almond crumb is not completely cool, it will not crumble.
  • Using a piping bag or a ziplock snipped at the corner, pipe a layer of cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of almond crumbs (approx. 2 tbsp), strawberry topping (approx. 2 tbsp), then cheesecake filling again. Finish off with almond crumbs and strawberries. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Hi, do you know how long this will keep in the fridge?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! We’ve kept ours in the fridge for 3 days before. The crust isn’t as crunchy once you store because of the moisturize from the strawberry, but it tastes fine.

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