Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Jun 11, 2023

These Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits the best dessert you'll make this summer! Layers of creamy cheesecake filling, a crunchy graham cracker crust, and a sweet and tart filling come together create dessert the whole family will love. 

three lemon blueberry parfaits on a counter with lemons and blueberries

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait

This no-bake dessert is so simple, pretty much anyone can make it - even a beginner cook. And oh my goodness, it's so good! Not only is it delicious enough for a regular weeknight dessert, it's great for special occasions, too. 

Not only are the easy to make, they come together fast, and no cheesecake worries - no water bath, no soggy crust, none of that. These parfaits are everything you love about cheesecake, without having to make a cheesecake. I call that a win!

These parfaits take only 15 minutes from start to finish, making it the ultimate no-bake summer treat! Perfect for potlucks, cookouts, or just because you want a delicious, creamy treat. 

Why You Will Love this Recipe

  • Quick and easy! This dessert will be ready in 15 minutes or less.
  • A delicious summer dessert - lemon and blueberry, my friends. Yum.
  • No baking required.
  • Simple ingredients - yet they taste so indulgent.
  • Versatile - have them after a weeknight meal; a BBQ; or take them to a potluck!

three parfaits with lemon wedges on top


This decadent dessert is made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

  • graham crackers
  • Granulated sugar
  • butter - melted
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice
  • heavy cream
  • fresh blueberries
  • water
  • cornstarch

ingredients laid out on the counter

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

It really couldn't be easier or quicker to make these delectable treats.

  1. Prepare the crust: Crush the graham crackers, either by blitzing in your food processor, or place them in a zip bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour them into a bowl, then add sugar and melted butter. Combine them well, then set aside.
  2. Make the blueberry compote: Making the compote is simple. It's made of blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, water, and cornstarch that you'll heat until boiling, then reduce to a simmer for 5 or 6 minutes. Set that aside and allow it to cool.
  3. Make the cream cheese filling: First, you'll beat the cream cheese until it's smooth. Then you'll add the Greek yogurt, powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, zest, and heavy cream. Mix them until they're smooth and creamy.
  4. Layer the parfaits: layer graham crackers, cheesecake mixture, and blueberries compote. To make 4 parfaits, you'll do this twice in each glass.
  5. To serve: These can be eaten right away. You can also cover them and chill or an hour or overnight.

That's it! Easy as pie.. or... parfaits!

graham cracker crumbs in a food processor

two photos showing process of making blueberry compote

two photos showing the process of making cream cheese filling

four photos showing the parfait layering process

Make Ahead Tips

There are two ways to make these ahead of time. The first is to build the parfaits, cover them, and store overnight in the refrigerator. The other way is to make the crust and cream cheese filling ahead of time, and store them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve, make the blueberry filling, then build your parfaits.

Helpful Tips, Tricks, and Equipment

  • Lemon flavor is the key to this dessert's deliciousness. Use fresh lemon juice and zest.
  • Fresh blueberry compote is best. In a pinch, you could use store-bought filling, but homemade tastes better, in my opinion.
  • Recommended equipment: Food Processor | hand mixer | zester 

three parfaits

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