Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits recipe |

I know it’s winter here in Australia, and we’re all craving lovely warming puddings, but yesterday was such a lovely day. Despite the cold morning you could have been forgiven for thinking it was summer, so I decided I wanted to celebrate it with these beautiful Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

I’ve not so patiently been waiting for strawberry season to start here in Queensland, and when we were driving home from the Noosa Food and Wine festival on the weekend and I saw one of the strawberry farms open I just had to get some. I didn’t have a plan for what I’d make with the strawberries, I’d just been craving strawberries for so long I was a bit like a child in a lolly shop and ended up buying 1 kilogram of strawberries. With half chopped and tucked away in the freezer for a future recipe, I sliced the remaining fresh strawberries for my Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

The cheesecake parfaits are easy to assemble, and if you don’t feel like going to the trouble of making a crumble feel free to substitute in crushed biscuits, but given it’s winter, and crumbles are my favourite winter dessert I just couldn’t resist the allure of the combination of smooth creamy cheesecake and crunchy crumble.


Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits recipe |


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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
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Serves: 6
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 60ml of water
  • 4 large strawberries, diced
  • ⅓ cup of plain flour
  • 60g of butter, chopped
  • 2 tbs of brown sugar
  • 1 tbs of white sugar
  • 3 tbs of rolled oats
  • 2 tbs of flaked almonds
  • 400g of strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tbs of sugar
  • 2 tsp of Cointreau (optional)
  • 400g of cream cheese
  • 250g of mascarpone cheese
  • Strawberry syrup
  1. Begin by making the crumble. Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 fahrenheit). In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine all of the ingredients and turn on to the lowest speed. Mix until the butter resembles the size of peas. Pour the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool and use your fingers to crumble the mixture. Store in a container until ready to use.
  2. For the strawberries combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and cointreau in a bowl and cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  3. To make the strawberry syrup place a smal saucepan over a medium heat and add the sugar and water and stir until the sugar is disolved. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the strawberries. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes to infuse before blending in a food processor.
  4. To make the cheesecake place the cream cheese, mascarpone and strawberry syrup in a food processor and process until smooth.
  5. To assemble alternately layer the macerated strawberries (along with some of the syrup from the strawberries) with the cheesecake mixture followed by the crumble mixture ending with the cheesecake mixture. Top with extra strawberries to decorate.
  6. Serve immediately if you'd like the crumble to remain crunchy.


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50 Comments on "Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits"

April 3, 2014

These were absolutely delicious! I love each of the components. Will definitely make again

June 14, 2012

Oooh, and I love these, too. What a great idea to make just a crumble by itself to go in the parfait. You’ve inspired me.

May 29, 2012

At the end of last year I started growing strawberries (with only a little success as I was a bit late for strawberry season!) I’m hoping to have a bit more luck this year and would love to make these!

It’s just wonderful, perfect and looks really really good.
Pictures are incredible!

May 29, 2012

When I crave for something I just do not care about what weather it is. This is a yummy parfait with awe some flavors of mascarpone, crumble and macerated strawberries.

Amazing! This is something I’d like to try because it seems so easy :) but yields a sophisticated product! By the way, just a quick question. So it’s spring here in the northern hemisphere and also strawberry season. When do you get strawberry season over there? During YOUR spring or during OUR Spring (your autumn)? Hehe, sorry if it seems like a stupid question…

May 27, 2012

For some reason, I thought I already left a comment but I am back to say that I just love these gorgeous parfaits! So beautiful and I do believe the crumble might be my favorite part. Well, alright, I love it all :) Wishing you a lovely weekend!

May 26, 2012

This recipe looks so good and your pictures are just amazing!

May 26, 2012

Anything with strawberries will always be a treat for me and my family. We have always been counting the days till strawberry season. This is a lovely dessert! Yum!

Love that combination of fresh strawberries and cream and this is a very elegant version of that classic combination!

These look lovely. Such beautiful layers of strawberry goodness. You are so lucky to have them in season up there!

May 25, 2012

I love strawberries any time of the year and the same with parfait :)

May 25, 2012

What a beautiful, simple, and wonderful dessert idea! Perfect for a “do it yourself” dessert table, too. Thank you for sharing!

May 25, 2012

Now that looks like its been custom made for me! LOVE everything about this dessert. :)

Your pictures are stunning! This looks incredible! I love strawberries in any dessert but especially desserts with cheesecake in their title!

May 24, 2012

Ok, where’s my spoon? Just beautiful! Love the crumble :)

May 24, 2012

It was a gorgeous day yesterday – I wish there were strawberries atm here in Vic – been dying for the Winter ones to come in! The parfaits are adorable

These look gorgeous Jennifer! I wish I had one right now!

LOVE these Jennifer! SO summery and fun!!

These look like they would be great for a dinner party dessert! I’m patiently waiting for my strawberries to grow on the balcony … there seems to be a small handful which might be ripe by next week :-)