These No Bake Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits are incredibly quick and easy to make. Lemons and raspberries combine perfectly in this sweet treat.
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The theme for this month is indulgent recipes or Valentine’s Day recipes. I think so many people equate indulgent recipes with guilt. I’m not one of those people. I love indulgent recipes. As long as you eat them in moderation life is good.
I’m super addicted to tiny desserts. Not only does it help with portion control so you can indulge without going overboard, but they just look so darn cute. I used juice glasses for these desserts. They work perfectly for cheesecake parfaits.
As you can see I’m also a sucker for tiny cute spoons. I know, I know. They are just too cute for words. I have a million different kinds for the blog. Some are fun patterns, some have cute shapes, and some are plain with writing etched into them.
I used Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese in Lemon for this recipe. If you combine it with cream cheese and a little confectioners’ sugar it makes an easy but flavourful no bake cheesecake. I’m all about easy recipes that delight the taste buds.
Nothing goes better with cheesecake than whipped cream. I used Gay Lea Regular Whipping Cream for the top of each cheesecake parfait. It’s so easy to use and the taste is out of this world. On days where I’m busy with work or pets I take the easy road.
I think that’s why I love no bake recipes so much. For those who don’t know we have a lot of pets. Lots of pets make lots of work for Mom. I’m always feeding them, walking them, taking them to the vet, playing with them, and training them.
Free time just isn’t on my agenda most days. I love to cook but most days I have a narrow window like most people. The days I have a ton of time are days where I try to fit in making 5 to 6 recipes for the blog. Some days are sprints, some days are marathons.
I tend to spend more time cooking than baking. I’m the kind of gal who can spend all day cooking dinner from scratch. Then I realize I need dessert so I end up making a quick one. I figure most people are like me so I love to have tons of easy desserts on the blog.
So basically, I’m blaming you for the fact that I’m totally lazy. I’m good like that.
All kidding aside, I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. I promise this recipe will delight your taste buds and make you jump up and down with pure joy. I’d offer a money back guarantee but all my recipes are free so you’ll just have to trust me.
You know, trust the girl who blames her readers for her laziness. M’kay. Love you. Now rush off and make this recipe.
- 24 Nilla wafer cookies crushed, divided
- 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
- 4 100g Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese (Lemon)
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 540ml cans raspberry pie filling
- 1 can Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream you won't use the whole can
- Optional: fresh raspberries for garnish
Crush the Nilla wafers into small pieces. You can use a food processor. Or toss them in a baggie and use a rolling pin to crush them. Place half of the crushed wafers in the bottom of each glass. Set the other half aside for the second layer.
Combine the cream cheese, lemon flavoured smooth cottage cheese, and confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Mix on low speed initially, gradually increasing speed until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Spoon half the mixture into the jars. Or use a piping bag if you want a cleaner look. Set aside remaining half of cheesecake filling for the second layer.
Add a couple of heaping teaspoons of raspberry pie filling into each jar. Use a spoon to smooth out or gently tap the glasses on the counter.
Add the second layer of crushed wafer cookies into each glass.
Add the second layer of cheesecake filling into each glass.
Add the second layer of raspberry pie filling into each glass.
Top each with a nice dollop of whipped cream.
Add a raspberry o the top of each parfait.
Place in fridge until you are ready to serve. I suggest chilling for a minimum of 1 hour. They can be chilled overnight but know that the colour of the raspberry could discolour the cheesecake filling.
Serve with a big old parfait loving smile!
If for some reason you cannot find the lemon smooth cottage cheese you can substitute regular smooth cottage cheese with 1 teaspoon of lemon extract mixed in.
You know you want to make these! Go ahead. I’ll wait…
Okay, okay. I caved and ate one while you were making yours. I admit it!
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