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Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle Recipe

"The only drawback to this lovely dessert is that there's never any left over," laughs Lori Thorp from Frazee, Minnesota. "For a patriotic look, replace one of the layers of strawberry pie filling with blueberry...or use whatever filling you prefer."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 38 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) strawberry pie filling


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sour cream; mix well.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine crackers and butter.
  • 4. In a 2-1/2-qt. trifle bowl, layer half of the cream cheese mixture, crumbs and pie filling. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 369 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle

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mcole User ID: 3170009 112966
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"This disappeared faster than almost anything I've ever made for my co-workers--a huge hit! I made a plain yellow cake (cubed/crumbled), used cheesecake flavored pudding mix, and frozen strawberries with a little bit of sugar added (couldn't find the pie filling, and I think it wold have been too sweet anyway)."

Mamarabbit82 User ID: 1011646 111475
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"I love this recipe. I usually add pound cake and make my own strawberry filling."

Beerk User ID: 3011195 35576
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"This was a great dessert, but I used cherry pie filling since I couldn't find strawberry pie filling and it was a big hit!"

NanaLori User ID: 385963 205023
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"I use cherry pie filling and it's a favorite with my family! Two days ago, I made this for a work picnic and won 1st prize in the desserts category! Love it!"

dollargirl User ID: 939213 112965
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Delicious and so easy to make. Next time I might substitute lemon pudding for the vanilla, just for a little change."

Chrissy099 User ID: 3490709 42078
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"So yummy and always disappears so fast! Have been making this for years and also use cherry pie filling and graham crackers. Even goes fast if made in a throw away pan. Perfect dessert!"

LeaEllen User ID: 1433294 111473
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I've made this recipe several times now and always use a different fruit! Our favourite so far is pineapple! YUM! It's a natural sweet instead of being too rich but it tastes decadent! I also used graham crackers instead of butter cookies as a variant. Looks awesome for presentation and everyone eats it right up!"

mdrake46 User ID: 4031196 53316
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"I have made this recipe so many times. Its good in the summer or winter. My family loves it. I use graham crackers instead of butter crackers though."

LDooley User ID: 5262026 135059
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"I LOVE this recipe. I use fat free dairy products to lower the calories, but doesn't change the taste! I also use graham crakers instead of butter crackers (just a personal preference). Definately a huge hit everywhere I take it."

mandy8943 User ID: 5004040 36321
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"We made this for a church dinner and everyone loved it. I would highly recommend it. It is quick and easy, and very tasty."

caligirl79 User ID: 4722284 85634
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I have made this recipe about 100 times but I always use cherry pie filling it is excellent!!"

mcandg_kight User ID: 2993830 57944
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This was excellent!"

dkmorga User ID: 245514 53314
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009

"I took this to a potluck at work. It was a hit! I used cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla. Very yummy! I will be making it again for sure."

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