Berry Cream Parfaits are quick and easy to prepare with only 6 ingredients, with flavors reminiscent of a creamy cheesecake. A blend of cream cheese, crème fraiche (or sour cream), lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon is layered with fresh berries in a fun glass and, presto! you have a scrumptious and beautiful dessert.
Author:(By Lee Clayton Roper)
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Yield:4 servings 1x
Category:Dessert, quick and easy
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons crème fraiche – see Note
3 tablespoons powdered (confectioners’) sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
12 to 14 ounces fresh berries – blueberries, raspberries, or a mixture
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
Using an electric mixer or food processor, blend together the cream cheese, crème fraiche, powdered sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon until light and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Layer the berries and cream cheese mixture alternately in 4 wine, martini or short (single old fashioned size) glasses, ending with the cheese mixture on the top.
Garnish with additional cinnamon and fresh mint leaves (and maybe a berry or two).
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Crème fraiche: is available in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores, often in the deli section. Can substitute sour cream.
Make ahead: can be made earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated.