Party Panache, Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits and Giveaway Winners!

We have been blessed with the most beautiful week of sunshine and low humidity in the South and I have been really enjoying a lot of patio time

Superboy’s 11th birthday was Tuesday {how did he get so old???}

He and his brother Big E have birthdays 4 days apart

They both had already had birthday parties with ice cream cakes

I wanted to serve a special dessert

that was different than cake and ice cream

and thought this cool and creamy cheesecake parfait might be a hit

Crumble 2 cookies in the bottom of each glass or jar

Just smoosh them quickly with your fingers

The moisture from the cheesecake will soften them

Mix the cream cheese, lemon curd, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla together

When it is well combined

Fold in the Cool Whip

Lick your fingers and the spoons…

all good chefs taste their food you know


Divide mixture evenly between glasses and push it down

Smooth out the tops and clean glass rims with a damp paper towel

Top with berries, crumbled cookies or lemon zest

In no time at all you’ll be back outside!

This is a great recipe for all the upcoming summer events

Make them ahead of time and serving is a breeze!

You could even make these in sturdy paper cups for easy clean up…

and with red and blue berries

you’re all set for Memorial Day and 4th of July!

The winners of the Summer Reading Giveaway are:

g Swinford, winner of Sunset Beach


Sara, winner of The Majorettes are Back in Town

Congratulations, I will be emailing you to get your addresses!

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Light and refreshing summer dessert in a jar!
Course berry cheesecake, cheesecake parfaits, Dessert, dessert in a jar, easy cheesecake dessert, lemon curd, summer dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 jars or small glasses


  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 8 oz tub Cool Whip thawed and divided
  • 16 lemon Oreo cookies
  • strawberries and blueberries for garnish


  • Crumble 2 cookies in the bottom of each jar or glass.
  • Combine cream cheese with lemon curd, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix with mixer until well combined.
  • Fold in 3/4 of Cool Whip.
  • Divide mixture evenly between glasses. Smooth down with the back of a spoon. Clean rims of glasses with a damp paper towel. Garnish with berries.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour if possible. Top with a dollop of reserved Cool Whip when serving if desired. Will keep, covered in the refrigerator for several days.
Keyword dessert in a jar, easy cheesecake, easy summer dessert, Oreo cookies, strawberry parfaits

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34 Responses to “Party Panache, Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits and Giveaway Winners!”
  1. Please send some of that nice weather out east Jenna! Oh, and maybe a parfait or two too:@)

  2. Yum, Jenna! Quick and easy, and looks summer fresh.

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Yum, and Oreo Lemon, I haven’t seen those on the store. Have a fun celebration with your grandkids.

  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh YUM! I love anything lemon, so I’ve already printed this and will pin also. Will try as soon as we get back from vacation. Thank you Jenna, love easy tasty recipes! πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

  5. pattyanneart says:

    Yum, that looks like a winner. Lemon Oreos are my favorite! πŸ˜€

  6. Oh those cheesecake parfaits look fabulous and I like that they are easy! Happy birthday to both of your handsome grand boys! It has heated up today, I guess we knew it couldn’t last.

  7. Benita says:

    I love these parfaits! I am a firm believer that dessert should always be served first! It is usually the prettiest part of the meal and sets the mood for everything else! Hugs!

  8. lulu says:

    And did you put candles in these little goodies? We are going to a grand daughter’s graduation this weekend and like you about your 11 year old, I’m wondering how did it happen so quickly.

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    A great idea for quick, easy and delicious. I think I will have to try this parfait recipe for a hot summer day. I’m loving this nice weather too Jenna.

  10. Nancy says:

    Yummy! I love lemon in the summer! πŸ’›πŸ‹

  11. Cute, fun desserts. I love that they are individual, especially for kids, so no “you got more than I did!”

  12. Kitty says:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet grands, Jenna! Those lemony parfaits look like a wonderful treat. Aren’t we thankful for the blessings in our lives that keep us going?

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I have never heard of Lemon Oreos!! πŸ‹ Your dessert sounds yummy! I love easy! πŸ’™

  14. Mary says:

    We’re fans of lemon curd and cream cheese filling! Delicious mini parfaits, Happy Birthday to your grandboys. β™₯

  15. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  16. marilyn1998 says:

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  17. Miz Helen says:

    A perfect party dessert, great flavors! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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