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Champagne Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Champagne adds a slightly tart sophisticated flavor to strawberry cream cheese parfaits in this special New Year's Eve Dessert.

Hands-on Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 50 min.
Serves: 8 | Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered and stems removed
  • 1¼ cups Champagne, divided
  • 8 pecan shortbread cookies, from 11.3 oz. package
  • 1 Tbsp. Kroger® Butter, melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 small fresh strawberries with green tops, halved
Directions:
  1. In shallow bowl, combine quartered strawberries and 1 cup of the Champagne. Let stand 30 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large resealable plastic food storage bag, crumble cookies. With rolling pin, crush until coarse crumbs form. In medium bowl, mix with butter. Set aside.
  3. When strawberries are finished marinating, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar on low speed until mixed; beat on high speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add whipping cream; beat until thick and creamy. Beat in ¼ cup Champagne. (Filling can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead of time.)
  4. Spoon cream cheese mixture into pastry bag or gallon re-sealable food storage plastic bag; cut ½" from one corner. Spoon 1 tablespoon of crushed cookies into bottoms of 8 Champagne flutes. Pipe a 1" layer of cream filling over cookies; top each with a layer of strawberries, using about half of the strawberries.
  5. Repeat cookie, cream filling and strawberry layers once more, reserving enough cream filling for a small dollop on top of each parfait. Top each with a strawberry half. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 340, Calories from Fat 190, Total Fat 21g (32% DV), Saturated Fat 11g (55% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 60mg (20% DV), Sodium 150mg (6% DV), Carbohydrates 29g (10% DV), Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV), Sugars 18g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%.

View Party Plan: Cheers to the New Year!