Strawberry season is almost finished; why not try a yummy strawberry trifle and enjoyyour weekend with your family and friends.
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
Recipe from: Melissassouthernstylekitchen.com
Yield: 14-16 servings
2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and cubed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 lemon, juiced
1 [21 oz] can strawberry pie filling
Vanilla cheesecake mousse:
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 cup powdered sugar, divided
- 4 cup heavy cream, divided
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- a teaspoon of lemon zest
- 25 wafers vanilla cookies
Mix together the cubed strawberries with 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 juiced lemon. Stir well then set aside to macerate while you make the filling. Whip together 16 oz softened cream cheese with 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add 1 Tbsp pure vanilla and lemon zest.
Whip until creamy, fluffy and combined. In a separate bowl, whip the remaining 2 1/2 cup heavy cream with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, more if desired. Whip until stiff peaks form. Fold 2 cup of the whipped sweetened fresh cream into the cheesecake mixture by hand. Reserve the remaining whipped sweetened fresh cream for the top of the trifle.
Add the strawberry pie filling to the macerated strawberries, mix well.
To assemble, alternate layers of wafers vanilla cookies, strawberries, and vanilla cheesecake mousse. Repeat until all ingredients have been used. Top with the remaining sweetened fresh whipped cream and garnish as desired. Store chilled.