Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Trifles

Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? I feel like the summer is just flying by. Our local fireman’s carnival opens up this weekend – we’re anxiously awaiting oyster and clam fritters, flaked ice in our soda, and the freshly made caramel corn that we’ll feast on Friday night. It’s a right of passage of summer around these parts…

One thing that is a lifesaver in the summertime is no-bake desserts. It doesn’t do anyone any good to heat up the oven for hours on end when it’s over 100 degrees outside. Well, anyone except your electric company I suppose… So, it’s good to have a little trick like this delicious trifle up your sleeve. Not to mention it’s quick – giving you more time to play outside in the sunshine!

I used blueberries, but  would be equally good with raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries. Or a combo..how cute would they be decorated for the 4th with strawberries and blueberries? I loved the addition of almonds into the streusel topping too, really deepened the flavor and gave it a nice nutty quality. And the lemon cheesecake filling was perfect – a nice lemon flavor from the Lucky Leaf pie filling, but not too sweet.

I layered them in mason jars – because, I’m just obsessed with them lately. This would also make for great portability to a potluck or barbeque. I will admit it makes for a large portion. I’ll probably try them in half-pint size next time. Or, couples could always share – just offer 2 spoons! A delicious, beautiful dessert for any warm summer night. 

Disclaimer: Lucky Leaf provided me with products to sample. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

9 Comments

  1. Posted June 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

    Seriously yummy! I love lemon and berry combos. They are so refreshing. What a lovely spin on that!

  2. Posted June 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    Lovely, refreshing and light! I love desserts like this. We just need the weather around here to heat up and act like it’s supposed to. :) Maybe if I make this it will? Happy 4th to you and yours!

  3. Posted June 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

    These look awesome and I’m loving desserts in jars lately!

  4. Posted June 26, 2013 at 11:53 AM | Permalink

    These look creamy, fresh, and delicious! My kind of dessert right here.

  5. Posted June 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM | Permalink

    I love that you served these in jars. I have a box of jars that I almost threw out until I realized they can be used as servingware!

  6. Posted June 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    I love the idea of raspberries and blueberries for the 4th of July. This look so yummy!

  7. Posted June 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM | Permalink

    Love this! Plus, everything tastes better in a mason jar, right?

  8. Posted June 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

    I love desserts in a jar! this looks delicious and super cute!

  9. Posted June 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    I’m really sad that this isn’t in front of me to enjoy right now! I love that it’s a Cool Whip free desert :)

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