Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

This delightful dessert combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the freshness of strawberries in a layered trifle. Perfect for parties or family gatherings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 store-bought pound cake, cut into cubes (or homemade, if preferred)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the strawberries:
  • Slice half of the strawberries into thin slices for layering.
  • Chop the remaining strawberries into smaller pieces.
  1. Make the strawberry sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, combine the chopped strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries break down and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
  1. Prepare the cheesecake mixture:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined and smooth.
  1. Whip the cream:
  • In a separate bowl, whip the chilled heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  1. Assemble the trifle:
  • In a trifle dish or a large glass bowl, start layering the ingredients.
  • Begin with a layer of pound cake cubes at the bottom.
  • Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture over the pound cake.
  • Spoon a layer of the sliced strawberries on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Drizzle some of the strawberry sauce over the strawberries.
  • Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used, ending with a layer of whipped cream on top.
  1. Chill and garnish:
  • Cover the trifle with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Before serving, garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.
  1. Serve and enjoy!
  • Scoop out portions into dessert bowls or glasses, making sure to get all the delicious layers in each serving.

This Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle is sure to be a hit with its combination of textures and flavors. Enjoy the creamy cheesecake, juicy strawberries, and light pound cake in every delightful bite!

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