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Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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Blackberry Cheesecake Glass 2

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Toronto weather is finally showing promise of spring so I decided to celebrate with these darling little cheesecake parfaits. There’s something about eating dessert out of a martini glass that makes me feel like Brigitte Bardot on a young spring day. Also: shout out to the highly underrated blackberry.

This recipe is very simple (no bake) and perfect for entertaining as it yields 4 individual servings.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces blackberries (washed and patted dry)- (set a handful aside for garnish)
  • 8 ounces raspberries  (washed and patted dry)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 8 ounce block of light cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon rind (do not omit)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mash 8 ounces of  blackberries with potato masher or fork, leaving big and small chunks. Add chia seeds and maple syrup; stir and set aside
  2. For the cheesecake, using a bowl with an electric mixer, beat : cream cheese, honey , vanilla, lemon juice and rind until smooth and creamy (about 2-3 minutes). Add yogurt and beat until fluffy (another minute).
  3. In 4 martini or parfait glasses (small bowls work too), spoon 2-3 tablespoons of blackberry mixture on bottom of each glass; then spoon cheesecake mixture on top (divide the mixture equally into the 4 glasses).
  4. Spoon remaining berry mixture on top, and decorate with raspberries and extra blackberries
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  6. Find a patio
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3 Comments

    • Susan! Great question. I would recommend trying sour cream as a substitute for Greek yogurt. You’ll still get that same tangy flavour and thick texture. Let me know how it goes!

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