Monday, March 27, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifles


 Strawberries are without a doubt one of my family's favorite fruits.  I am so happy when spring arrives and fresh, juicy strawberries are on sale at the grocery store.  We are also big fans of cheesecakes and trifles.  So I had to put them all together to make a perfect spring dessert.  
Of course, since we love all these so much, I was sure we would overindulge and eat all of the dessert in one sitting if I made one giant trifle.  I prevented this by making little mini trifle desserts by putting them in little dessert glasses.  You don't have to run out and buy these special little dessert glasses, you can use a small sized drinking glass that you may already have sitting in your cupboard.  
These little cuties didn't last long with the four of use around and when they hinted they wanted more of this strawberry cheesecake trifles made; I could not say no because they are so easy to make. 
I think these mini trifles are a perfect spring dessert to enjoy when you wanted a little dessert after dinner or even a little sweet treat snack. 

2 bricks (8oz) soften cream cheese
2/3 cup up to 1 cup of sugar ** (or splenda for low carb)
1 tub whipped topping
Fresh strawberries chopped as needed
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1 Tbs melted butter

Note:  Add sugar to taste.  I like things less sweet, but so I only add 2/3 cup. 

Blend softened cream cheese with sugar using an electric mixture until smooth.  Then fold in the whipped topping.    In a separate bowl mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and set aside.  To assemble the mini trifles fill cheesecake filling into a pastry bag or zip-top bag so you can easily fill the mini glasses without making a mess.

To assemble trifles place a teaspoon of graham cracker mixture at the bottom.  then pipe some cheesecake mixture. Next add chopped fresh strawberries and more cheesecake filling.  Sprinkle a dusting of graham crackers on top to garnish.  Chill and serve. Makes about a 10-12 mini trifles (depending on the size of your glasses and how much you fill them)  Enjoy. 


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