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No-Bake ‘Blue’berry Cheesecake Parfait

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Today I am going to share my husbands very favorite “real” cheesecake recipe. After a few years of him asking for real cheesecake I finally gained the courage to bake my first cheesecake. My friend who is an amazing cook gave me her recipe and I was ready. I showed my husband what I was going to make and he said “you don’t bake a real cheesecake” I tried to explain to him that you do. I asked him to find the recipe he grew up eating and I would make it. So he asked his childhood friends mom and she gave it to him. Boy, it sure was a simple but delicious! Way less work and he considers it real cheesecake so I couldn’t disagree. I decided to use this recipe to make cheesecake parfaits for my friends baby boy shower. I  felt like a genius when I decided to dye the cheesecake blue to match the party. It turned out awesome! I’m sure it’s not an original idea, but I was proud anyway. So yes, you can dye this cheesecake any color you want and it tastes the same. So exciting! I can hardly wait to do pink cheesecake with strawberries for a girl party!

Here is the original recipe to make just a single 9inch cheesecake (not pictured):

Ingredients:
9inch graham cracker crust
8oz cream cheese, softened
14oz sweetened condensed milk
teaspoon vanilla
Fresh fruit or pie filling of your choice for topping

Directions: Beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into pie crust. Chill at least 3 hours. Top with fresh fruit or pie filling.

Here are the directions to make 12 (8oz) Mason Jar parfaits:

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Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients: (You may have some leftovers)
1 box of graham crackers
2 sticks of margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar

Directions: Place the graham crackers in a large ziplock bag and smash them until they are fine crumbs (I use a rolling pin). Place crumbs into a bowl and add the butter and sugar. Mix until all the crumbs are wet and beginning to clump. You can taste and decide to add more sugar if desired. Set aside and begin the blueberry mix.

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Blueberry Filling Ingredients:
2 packages of fresh blueberries
1-2 tablespoons of sugar

Directions: Rinse the blueberries, add the sugar to the damp berries and lightly mix until the berries are coated with a sugar glaze. Set aside and begin the cheesecake filling.

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Cheesecake Filling Ingredients: (tripled the single cheesecake recipe)
3  8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
3  14oz cans of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup lemon juice
3 teaspoons vanilla

Directions: Beat cheese until fluffy, gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour 1/2 into separate bowl to dye the color of your choice. I dyed mine blue for for a baby shower. It took about 8-10 drops of dye to get the color I wanted. Just keep adding and mixing until it is the color you desire. The white cheesecake needs to be mixed every so often so it does not set up while you are filling the parfaits. You can keep your mixer on low.

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Directions continued: Now that you have all your layers ready to go you can begin layering them into the parfait jars. I begin with graham cracker crust because I like to pack it down like you would a real crust. I put in 2-3 spoonfuls in each jar. Then lightly tap with a baking spatula until it is packed down. Next I layered 2-3 spoonfuls of blue cheesecake, 2 spoonfuls of blueberries,  2-3 spoonfuls of white cheesecake, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs, and leftover blueberries to top it off.  Note: While adding in the cheesecake it can sometimes get messy around the edges, I used a wet paper towel in between each layer to wipe the glass down.

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Tip: So the great thing about these adorable desserts was that they were super easy to transport. I put the lids on them, set them back in the cardboard carrying case they came in and had them sitting in the refrigerator until it was time to go to the baby shower. I also made them the day before and they still tasted good the next day.

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The baby shower was adorable with our mustache theme! These were the cute toppers that went in the blueberry cheesecake parfaits. I am happy to share them with you…just click the link below to print them out for your own party!

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I hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious treats, or throwing your own blueberry cheesecake party! ♥ Christina


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53 Responses to No-Bake ‘Blue’berry Cheesecake Parfait

    • Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy them…I look at your blog and it is really cute! Thanks for the pin and for stopping by Dear Beautiful You:-)

    • Thanks so much for the pin! I hope you enjoy them, they are really yummy and very simple to make:-) Thanks for stopping by!

  1. OH my gosh!!! First off, this looks so good! I love anything with cheesecake. 🙂 Secondly, love the Mustache sign. I'm throwing a mustache party tomorrow for my 1 year old son… super excited. Glad I found you Thirty Hand Made Days link party! 🙂

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    • Thanks so much! I hope your party goes well:-) Your blog is awesome as well,..you have a new follower! Thanks for stopping by…

  2. These looks delish! I love blueberries! Pinned and a new follower through FB.

    Cathy @ apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  3. Any recipe that has the word cheesecake in the title is a friend of mine. Thank you for sharing this! Found your blog via the Polka Dot Pretties linky party. 🙂

  4. These are so adorable…thanks for the great idea! I'm sharing my Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte today for my Homemaking Linkup. I hope you'll join us if you haven't already!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  5. Thank you so much for linking on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! I love love your blog!

    • No problem Chandra! Thank you for featuring my Cheesecake & throwing a great party…I plan on coming back:-) I love your blog too!

  6. Hi Christina,
    Your pictures are making me drool! I can't wait to try this recipe. Just stopping by from our Simply Create link party with redflycreations.com and simplydesigning.com to let you know you were featured and pinned today! The post goes live at 3:30 Est.

    Thanks again for linking up this delicious post. We can't wait to see what you will contribute next week!!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

    • Thanks for the great compliment! And thanks for pinning and featuring us! I'll be stopping by at 3:30 to check it out:-)

    • Thank you so much for the pin Kristen! Your blog is amazing…I am in love with it:-) Thanks for stopping by Dear Beautiful You…you have a new follower now, can't wait to read your updates!

  7. Visiting from Time to Sparkle – what a fun idea – beautiful, and delicious-looking! And our whole family loves cheesecake, so this sounds fun to try.

    • Thanks for the pin…yes I should have put a warning label on them that said dangerous, because this recipe is so so so easy to make. We always have cheesecake sitting around the house now!

    • Thanks so much for the compliment! I will of course be back again tomorrow to share some of our new projects…and it sounds like I can thank you for featuring me ahead of time:-) Can't wait to see it!

  8. that looks sooo good! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays @ nap-timecreations.com. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week!
    This is my first time to your blog! I'm a new e-mail subscriber :o) I took a quick look around and didn't see any link backs for parties… did I miss something?

  9. it looks amazing, i used to do something similar to this but not as wow as yours 😀 for individual servings and to cut the mess of cuttingkeep it up

  10. Thank you for posting that recipe. Anything with fresh blueberries is automatically a winner.

    We have huckleberries around this area, and so I may have to try this recipe with them as well.

  11. These look so delicious! Just wondering.. Is there anyway to alter the cream cheese spread in the tub for the same consistency as the packages?

    Thanks!

    • I have never actually tried to do that because I like the fresh fruits but if you come up with a way I would love to know what you did 🙂 Thanks for your feedback.

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