No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
    Servings Prep Time
    6parfiats 45minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6parfiats 45minutes
    You won't believe how easy these NO BAKE Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are - and they taste are even more delicious than they look!  All the fresh and creamy taste of strawberry cheesecake without all the hassle!  
    Ingredients
    Cookie Layer
    • 2 1/2cups amaretti (almond) cookies*
    • 2tablespoons butter, melted
    Strawberry Layer and Puree
    • 2pounds strawberries, sliced
    • 1/4cup granulated sugar
    • 1teaspoon lemon juice
    Cheesecake Layer
    • 2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
    • 1 1/4cups Powdered sugar
    • 1tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2cup sour cream
    • 3/4cup heavy whipping cream
    Instructions
    Cookies
    1. Use food processor or rolling pin to crush cookies (they do not need to be fine). Remove 1 tablespoon for garnish. Add remaining crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in butter until well combined. Set aside.
    Strawberry Puree
    1. Divide out 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries and add to food processor along with ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Process until smooth. Set aside.
    Cheesecake
    1. Beat cream cheese until very smooth, about 1 minute. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add sour cream and heavy cream and beat on medium high until smooth, thick and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
    Assemble
    1. Spoon 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs into 6 parfait glasses (or whatever glass/dish works for you). Top with 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1 tablespoon strawberry puree, ¼ cup cheesecake; repeat layers. Garnish with reserved cookie crumbs and diced leftover strawberries. You may have strawberry puree leftover which you can drizzle over just before serving.
    2. Chill for 1-2 hours. You can refrigerate longer but just be aware that the cookies will soften more.
    Recipe Notes

    *Please don’t substitute! These cookies and their subtle almond flavor and crunchy texture MAKE these parfaits!  I used Lazzarone Amaretti Cookie Snaps (happened to pick them up at world market) and they were heavenly.