Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits are a simple and quick cheesecake dessert to make. This delicious, easy-to-make dessert doubles as a simple healthy breakfast as well. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
If you’ve never tried a lemon berry cheesecake before, it is definitely worth a try. Made with a delicate sweet lemon flavor, it is rich and creamy with a warm crust full of luscious mixed berries. The main ingredients that make this dessert so special are: freshly grated mixed berries, cream cheese, and sour cream. Simply blend all three of these ingredients together and pour them over the freshly grated mixture.
This recipe yields very little cooking time. Usually just mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula. It can be made several hours ahead of time if you like and kept in the refrigerator. This will keep it well chilled until serving time.
For a fresh fruit flavor, pureed fresh fruit and sugar are sometimes combined. Whichever flavor is used, just mix all ingredients together. Then just place the prepared crust on the graham crackers. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling has cooked completely. Let cool on a wire cooling rack then frost the edges of the graham crackers with a frosting that matches the flavor of the filling.
This very popular recipe uses Meyer lemon zest. Iced into the batter, the zest adds a tangy, refreshing flavor. Used in this recipe along with the fresh berries, blueberries and cranberries. The lemon zest also offers some added health benefits as it contains Vitamin C. Another wonderful addition to this salad is fresh lime juice. Pureed lemon juice and lime juice is a fantastic combination.
This recipe yields a light and airy dessert that is wonderful for summertime picnics or outside events. If there is only one dessert that you would like to make over again, this would be it. In this recipe, lemon juice and blueberries are combined into a smooth paste. The sweetness of the lemon zest is balanced by the sweetness of the fresh berries. These fresh berries can be mixed directly into a mug of hot milk, stirred thoroughly and then served.
If you are using a food processor to make this dessert, just add the dry ingredients, blend them, and then pour them into jars with lids. Do not wash the jars before putting the mixture into the jars as any dirt or residue may clog the filters. Just shake the jars to mix, and then place them in the freezer for a few minutes. This will cause the freeze to solidify, and will prevent the berries from breaking down during the freezing process.
You can make these yummy treat in different ways. You can bake the entire mixture in an oven at 350F for about 25 minutes. You can also add a little water or nonfat milk, and mix together. A nice way to serve the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars is by serving them with a lemon slice and whipped cream.
In order to make the Blueberry Cheesecake, you need to prepare the following ingredients: four eggs, one and a half cups of all purpose flour, two and a half cups of sugar, three and a half cups of canned or fresh berries, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and about two to three tablespoons of fresh blueberries. For the crust, you will need: two tablespoons of unsalted butter, three and a half cups of confectioners sugar, two and a half cups of flour, and approximately two to three tablespoons of fresh blueberries. Combine all of your ingredients and mix them together. Spoon the batter into the pans and pop it into the oven. Once it comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for about five minutes. Once the cake is cool enough to handle, you can cut it into sections by using a knife or a dessert spatula.
Next, you will need to make the filling. Add the softened cream cheese to one half of a cup of whole milk, and mix thoroughly. Then add in the rest of the milk, and blend until smooth. Make sure all of the ingredients are blended well and that the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pinch the end of one of your pieces of cake and then insert it into the other half of the puff pastry, cover it with the rest of the filling, and bake the cake.
Once you have finished baking the cake, remove it from the oven and place it on a cooling rack. It is time to work with the melted chocolate in order to smooth out the top of the cake. Using an offset spatula, carefully push the mixture to the sides of the crust. You will want to gently work your way around the outside of the cheesecake in order to smooth the top and sides.
Once this is done, it is time to decorate your cake. You will want to start off with a basic sheet of parchment paper and then line each side of the cheesecake with the little chocolate bars. The next thing that you will want to do is to trace the pattern on the parchment paper onto the cooled pan and then use the offset spatula to apply the pattern to the flattened pan. You can then outline the pattern onto the inside of the pan using the same offset spatula.