Red, White & Blue(berry) No-Bake Cheesecake

As the Fourth of July approaches, most of us are preparing for our annual backyard blowout. The to-do list includes menu-planning, mowing the lawn, and gathering all the red, white, and blue decorations you can find (banners, cupcake toppers, plates, napkins, koozies, the works). While there won’t be any shortage of American flags at the Independence Day celebrations, why not make some menu items to match?

No Bake Berry Cheesecake

These patriotic parfaits are the perfect addition to your July Fourth spread. Not only do you avoid turning on the oven in July (score), they incorporate some of summer’s best berries AND match your tablescape. A party-planning win.

No Bake Berry Cheesecake

Make the simple no-bake cheesecake filling using a hand mixer. Separate the mixture into three bowls then add strawberry and blueberry preserves to make your red and blue fillings and leave one plain. There you have it – red, white, and blue.

No Bake Berry Cheesecake

In small juice glasses (or party-preferred plastic cups) add the cheesecake and graham cracker crumble, layering in order from bottom to top the strawberry, plain, and blueberry cheesecake, adding fresh berries along the way. The best part? You can make them ahead of time and leave them chilling in the fridge until it’s party-time.

No Bake Berry Cheesecake

Leave the oven off and make these no-bake cheesecake parfaits for your Fourth of July celebrations. This silky, sweet treat might outshine the fireworks this year.

No-Bake Cheesecake
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Ingredients

  • 12 graham crackers
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 container (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • ¼ cup blueberry preserves
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor with chopping/mixing blade and with processor running, drop graham cracker pieces through the food chute and process until fine crumbs are formed.
  2. Add melted butter through the food chute until mixed. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl on medium speed, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low. Fold in whipped topping. Divide mixture between 3 small bowls.
  4. In one bowl, stir in the strawberry preserves. In the second bowl, stir in the blueberry preserves. Leave third bowl vanilla.
  5. Between 8 (7 ounce) glasses, layer 1 tablespoon graham cracker mixture, 2 tablespoons strawberry mixture, sliced strawberries , 1 tablespoon graham mixture, 2 tablespoons vanilla mixture, 1 tablespoon graham mixture, 2 tablespoons blueberry mixture and blueberries.
  6. Garnish with remaining strawberries and blueberries before serving.

Notes

Serves 8

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No-Bake Cheesecake

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