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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait | Graham Cracker Yogurt Dessert

A Rada Granny Paring knife sits in front of three strawberry cheesecake parfaits.

They say when it comes to the qualities of Cheap, Fast, and Good, you can only pick two. But when it comes to dessert, the Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait allows you to have all three! It’s not only quick and easy to make, but it combines sweet flavors with soft and crunchy textures for an after meal treat that’s almost as pretty as it is tasty!

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

You will need:

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 C. vanilla yogurt
  • 2 C. sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 4 chocolate or regular graham crackers, crushed, divided
  • 4 wine glasses (adjust recipe as required for more or less servings)

Slice 2 cups strawberries. The Rada Granny Paring knife features a reverse-curve blade that is perfect for slicing small fruits such as strawberries.

Kristy slicing strawberries

In a bowl, combine 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese and 2 T. sugar. Once combined, add 1/2 C. vanilla yogurt and mix.

Yogurt mixed in bowl

Evenly distribute 1/4 C. strawberries to the bottom of each wine glass.

Kristy arranges wine glasses

Place an eighth of yogurt mixture on top of the strawberries.

Strawberries in wine glasses

Evenly spread the graham crackers among the glasses.

Yogurt in wine glasses

Distribute remaining yogurt mixture on top of graham crackers.

Wine glasses with graham crackers

Place remaining strawberries on top of last yogurt layer.

Finishing touches in the wine glass

Serve this elegant dessert to grateful friends and family. Enjoy!

Kristy proudly presents the completed product


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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Video Recipe

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Start Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada kitchen, today I’m sharing a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits. This is out of our Quickies in the Kitchen: 30 Minute Meals cookbook. Actually, you can probably make this in way less than 30 minutes. All you need are strawberries, some sugar, vanilla yogurt, graham crackers, and cream cheese, and some wine glasses, and it makes a beautiful desert in just minutes, so lets get started.

So you need two cups of strawberries that have been sliced. I love using this Rada Granny Paring knife, it gets the stem of that strawberry out, and it’s really easy if you like cutting towards yourself to slice a strawberry or the little bent tip. It makes it easy to slice them on a cutting board, too. You need two cups of fresh strawberries, and here we have 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, and to that we’re going to add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Now to blend this cream cheese and sugar and I’m using this Rada Serverspoon, it works as a spatula, it works as a spoon to stir, you can strain, it has the holes to strain, it’s got like 50 uses.

Alright, so once you’ve got that sugar mixed in, we’re going to add half a cup of vanilla yogurt. And you just want to gently mix that in, and now it’s ready to be dished up. You’ll want to have ready 4 graham crackers that have been crushed, I’m using the regular ones, but you can also use chocolate graham crackers.

So now we’re going to make layers in our wine glasses. In the bottom you’re going to put about a fourth cup of the strawberries and then an eighth of your yogurt mixture, which is more or less just a little dollop. Then you’ll take a little tablespoon or teaspoon and just kind of flatten that out a little bit. Then you’re going to take a fourth of the graham crackers and then the yogurt mixture again, just an eighth of it, and this will actually be your last layer of the yogurt, so you can use it up. And then you’ll add another fourth cup of strawberries which will be your last layer. And there you’ll have a quick, elegant dessert in just a couple minutes. And that’s just one of the recipes in our Quickies in the Kitchen cookbook.

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