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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

 Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
"A friend brought these pretty parfaits to a potluck, and I just had to have the recipe," writes Melanie Quails from Chinook, Montana. You can substitute your favorite fresh fruit, such as peaches or raspberries.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-1/2 cups angel food cake cubes
  • 2 whole fresh strawberries, halved

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine sliced strawberries and sugar; set aside. In
  • a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/3 cup confectioners'
  • sugar. Add the sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the
  • remaining confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks
  • form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • In two parfait glasses, layer a fourth of the sliced strawberry
  • mixture, cake cubes and cream mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top each parfait with two
  • strawberry halves. Yield: 2 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 parfait equals 618 calories, 32 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 571 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.