Lemon and Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits

This dish layers a mixture of delicious cream, cheesecake whip, blackberry syrup, and lemon curd to create a delightful chilled, no-bake dessert. Frozen Oregon blackberries pack so much flavor! They pair perfectly with the tangy lemon curd in this Lemon and Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits recipe.

Recipe by Jenni Bost awellcraftedparty.com

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Ingredients

For the Walnut Crust

1 C walnuts
1/4 C melted butter
2 T brown sugar

For the Blackberry Syrup

10 oz package of frozen Oregon - reserve 6-10 berries for garnish
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/8 C water

For the Whipped Cream & Cheesecake Whip

1 pint of heavy whipping cream
16 oz of cream cheese (room temperature)
2 t of vanilla
1/4 C granulated sugar
1/8th C of blackberry syrup

Preparation

Walnut Crust Steps

Step 1
Pulse walnuts, melted butter, and brown sugar in a food processor.

 

Blackberry Syrup Steps

Step 1
Put water, sugar, and blackberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally so that the sugar doesn’t burn.

Step 2
Cook down and simmer until the mixture thickens. (About 10 minutes.) Continue to stir.

Step 3
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve reserving the liquid. Let the syrup cool in the fridge while you complete the rest of the steps.

 

Whipped Cream & Cheesecake Whip Steps

Step 1
Make whipped cream – whip the heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer (or whisk) until peaks begin to form. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/8th cup of sugar and continue whipping until peaks are well formed. Don’t overwhip as you’ll get sweet butter instead of whipped cream. Set aside two cups of whipped cream.

Step 2
Whip cream cheese – whip up the cream cheese with a hand mixer or whisk until softened. Mix the cream cheese with the remaining whipped cream. Split the mixture into two bowls.

Step 3
Vanilla Cheesecake Whip – take one of the cream cheese/ whipped cream mixtures add the remaining 1/8th cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well.

Step 4
Blackberry Cheesecake Whip – take the remaining cream cheese/whipped cream mixture and add in 1/8th cup of chilled blackberry syrup. Mix well. This mixture will be thinner than the previous mixture.

Step 5
Chill – place the whipped cream, vanilla cheesecake whip, and blackberry cheesecake whip in the fridge for 30 minutes before building your parfait.

Step 6
Build – after the mixtures have chilled, build your parfaits. Layer in jam or pre-made curd to knock this dessert out of the park! Top the mixture with blackberry syrup and garnish with frozen blackberries.