Layers of graham crackers, creamy no bake vanilla cheesecake and tart lemon curd are the perfect combination of flavors in these Lemon Curd and Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits!
I can’t believe a whole year has already gone by and tomorrow I’ll be saying goodbye to being 31 and hello to 32. Yep, tomorrow’s my birthday so it’s only appropriate that I made dessert to celebrate. Aside from a giant bowl of ice cream, lemon desserts and cheesecake rank pretty high for me. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my “me” day than with one of these Lemon Curd and Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits!
I think it’s funny how the older we get the harder it is to come up with a birthday wish list. When I was young my list was about a page long and took about 30 seconds to come up with, now it’s hard for me to even come up with one or two things. It drives my husband crazy, but sometimes I secretly think to myself that he should know me well enough by now to come up with something on his own.
I still can’t believe I’ll be 32 this year. I don’t feel like I’m 32, that is until I see kids in high school and think they look like they’re 12 or hear a song or watch a movie and realize it was made 15 years ago. How does that even happen! I actually get excited now when I go to a restaurant or the liquor store and get carded, hell yeah! I’m looking young today! In reality 32 isn’t that old, but just let me have my moment, I’m sure it will pass by Friday.
Enough talk about age, let’s talk about the best part of birthdays, the dessert! I have several recipes for cheesecake parfaits on my blog, but these Lemon Curd and Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits might be my favorite. I absolutely love anything with lemon and especially lemon curd. I love that tart flavor that almost makes you pucker up when it hits your tongue. That tartness paired with the smooth, creamy, vanilla cheesecake is one of my favorite flavor combinations. When your spoon goes down into one of these parfaits and you get a little bit of each layer, it’s seriously a magical bite and you’ll light up with happiness inside! Now who can say no to a dessert like that? Enjoy!