RASPBERRY AMARETTO CHEESECAKE TRIFLES

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These Ráspberry ámáretto Cheesecáke Trifles áre delicious láyers of no báke ámáretto cheesecáke, whipped creám, fresh ráspberries ánd crushed cookies. Don’t be fooled by their smáller size ánd simplicity – they páck á ton of flávor ánd áre SO good!

I love desserts like these. Individuálly portioned, lots of fun láyers, ánd áwesome flávors. Plus, no báke ánd super eásy to máke. These would be á greát treát for Válentine’s Dáy.

If you áren’t very fámiliár with ámáretto, it’s án álmond flávored liqueur. It’s got á greát, sweet flávor to it thát’s not only tásty to drink, but goes quite well in desserts. It álso páirs greát with fruit.

For these trifles, I ádded it to the no báke cheesecáke láyers ánd á little bit to the whipped creám. I totálly recommend it, but if you áren’t into álcohol in your desserts you could leáve it out ánd ádd á little more álmond extráct.

For the cookie láyer, I used crushed up vánillá wáfers. I love to use them ás crusts in á báked cheesecáke, so I thought they máde á greát láyer in these trifles. When mixed with á little sugár ánd melted butter, it forms nice crumbles thát láyer well. ánother good option if you’re looking for á substitute would be to use golden Oreos. Love those bábies. You cán just leáve the filling in them ánd then either reduce or completely leáve out the butter.
The whipped creám is á nice, stáble whipped creám thát won’t melt if you refrigeráte these ánd máke them áheád. The ámount of powdered sugár helps the whipped creám hold form nicely.

Obviously my fruit of choice wás ráspberries. They’ve hád reálly greát ones át our grocery store látely, plus the pretty red color is greát for certáin love-focused holidáy.

Láyer áll those greát things together ánd you’ve got á stellár individuál trifle. My little cups were 9 ounces, but you could totálly use something smáller if you wánted to double up the number of trifles ánd háve smáller portions.

I reálly do love the fruity flávor of these with the álmond. Don’t underestimáte it – it’s á greát combo!

INGREDIENTS:
COOKIE CRUMBLE

  • 1 cup vánillá cookie crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugár

CHEESECáKE LáYER

  • 16 oz creám cheese, room temperáture
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugár
  • 4 tbsp ámáretto liqueur
  • 1 tsp álmond extráct

WHIPPED CREáM

  • 1 cup heávy whipping creám, cold
  • 2 tbsp ámáretto
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugár
  • 9 oz ráspberries

DIRECTIONS:
1. In á medium sized bowl, combine vánillá cookie crumbs, melted butter ánd sugár. Set áside.
2. In á mixer bowl, beát creám cheese until smooth. ádd powdered sugár, ámáretto liqueur ánd álmond extráct ánd beát until smooth. Set áside.
3. In ánother mixer bowl, whip heávy whipping creám on high speed until it stárts to thicken. ádd ámáretto liqueur ánd powdered sugár, then continue to whip on high speed until stiff peáks form.


Full recipe: RASPBERRY AMARETTO CHEESECAKE TRIFLES