Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait

Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait

Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait (photo here)

Everyone in cooking class this week loved this parfait.  It’s almost a dessert, but can be served as a tasty breakfast treat.  Switch up the flavors of the pudding, the yogurt or the fruit for a variation.

Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait

  • Berry Yummy Cheesecake Parfait
  • 1 cup each fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 (6-ounce) container strawberry cheesecake light yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped honey roasted almonds
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  1. Combine blueberries and strawberries and agave nectar in a bowl and mash about 1/4 of blueberries with a fork to release some juice. Let stand, stirring once or twice, until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine cream cheese, pudding mix, milk,  yogurt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until set.
  3. Spoon 2 Tbsp. of blueberry mixture into each of 8 parfait glasses. Top with a heaping tablespoonful of cream cheese mixture and 1 Tbsp chopped almonds. Repeat, layering, ending with chopped almonds. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours before serving.
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