Whip up these no-bake Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Parfaits in a fraction of the time it takes to make the real thing.
This is a total cheater recipe, the kind you make what you get a craving but don’t want to bake. Paul loves pineapple upside down cake, and since baking isn’t my forte, a no-bake option is perfect. I brainstormed cocktails, jello shots, and all kinds of recipes with similar flavors. This easy cheesecake parfait is a mishmash of all that research.
Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Parfaits
Most of the ingredients for this recipe are a result of too much wine and my online grocery shopping habit! Paul is usually at work when I need groceries, so rather than wait I get them delivered. There is a pretty good selection and a variety of services in most areas. Convenience folks, gotta love it. Or in my case, a necessity for a one car food blogging family.
I bought wayyyy more pineapple food stuff, so don’t be surprised to see more in the near future. Pineapple jello is the key to this recipe though. I mixed it with cream cheese and folded in whipped cream for the filling. The stuff in the tub is another shortcut, especially since I don’t have access to a mixer. Stand or hand-held. Maybe I need to fix that soon…
These Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Parfaits have a drizzle of brown sugar syrup because that is Paul’s favorite part of the cake. The caramelized sugar that collects in the bottom of the pan is a combo of pineapple juice and brown sugar. So that is how I made the syrup. Pineapple juice mixed with brown sugar, then reduced in the microwave. Super easy and completely delicious!
What is your favorite no-bake dessert? How can you remake a family favorite into a no-bake version?