Patriotic Parfaits

I loved the No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Cups that I made recently so much, that I decided to make a similar version for the 4th of July!  Easy and delicious, you guys.  A great option for next weekend’s celebration!

097 105 118Patriotic Parfaits            Printer-Friendly Recipe

Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Strawberry Sauce

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled & diced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water

Cheesecake Filling

8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened or at room temperature (low-fat or fat-free, if you please)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup granulated sugar

Graham Cracker Crust

1 cup crushed graham crackers (about 8 graham crackers)
2-4 tablespoons of melted butter

Topping

A handful of fresh blueberries

Instructions

Strawberry Sauce

Add the strawberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, & 2 tablespoons of water to a medium saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Set aside to cool a bit.

cheesecake Filling

Using an electric hand-mixer, beat together the cream cheese, yogurt, & sugar until smooth.

Graham Cracker Crust

Stir the crushed graham crackers and 2 tablespoons of melted butter together until the Graham crackers stick together.  Add more butter if necessary.

to assemble cups

In four small cups, layer the ingredients together.  I layered mine as follows, from the bottom to the top: 1/2 of the graham cracker crust, 1/2 of the cheesecake filling, strawberry sauce (it will be runny, so don’t use all of the juice), remaining 1/2 of the graham cracker crust, remaining 1/2 of the cheesecake filling, and top with blueberries.  Layer however you desire, it will taste good no matter what!  Refrigerate about 10 minutes before serving to allow the cups to set up, and be sure to refrigerate any leftovers.  Enjoy!

Bring strawberries, sugar, and water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Bring strawberries, sugar, and water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Use a hand-mixer to mix the cream cheese, yogurt, and sugar together until smooth.

Use an electric hand-mixer to mix the cream cheese, yogurt, and sugar together until smooth.

Crush Graham Crackers.

Crush graham crackers.

Add melted butter to the crushed Graham crackers and mix until the crumbs stick together.

Add melted butter to the crushed graham crackers and mix until the crumbs stick together.

Assembly line is ready!

Assembly line is ready!

Add 1/2 of Graham cracker crust to the bottom of 4 cups.

Add 1/2 of graham cracker crust to the bottom of 4 cups.

Spoon half of the cheesecake filling on top.

Spoon half of the cheesecake filling on top.

Top with strawberry sauce, leaving behind some of the juice.

Top with strawberry sauce, leaving behind some of the juice.

Place remaining crust on top.

Place remaining crust on top.

Top with the remaining cheesecake filling.

Top with the remaining cheesecake filling.

Top with a few blueberries and enjoy!

Top with a few blueberries and enjoy!

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