Tuesdays with Dorie: Strawberry Cheesecake-Chocolate No-Bake TRIFLE from Baking with Dorie

Strawberry Cheesecake- Chocolate No-Bake Trifle in a bowl on a wooden table with a silver spoon next to it.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe comes from Baking with Dorie. Strawberry Cheesecake- Chocolate No-Bake Pie sounds like a (delicious) mouthful but alas, the pie version of this was not meant to be for me this week.

I mistakenly thought DIGESTIVE biscuits would be a good substitute for the graham crackers in the crust (I am trying to use up what I have in my pantry!) but the crust completely fell apart even when it was very cool. Sigh. With the cheesecake and ganache made, I made an executive decision to turn this dessert into a TRIFLE and therefore it was a TRUE no-bake dessert!

I coated one side of the digestives in chocolate and gathered my ingredients to assemble the trifle…

Digestives, chocolate ganache, cut-up strawberries, and a “cheesecake” mixture with cream cheese, ricotta cheese, white chocolate, and whipping cream.

Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake- Chocolate No-Bake Trifle on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.

Assembly looked a little bit like this:

Strawberry Cheesecake- Chocolate No-Bake Trifle in a bowl on a wooden table.

And then I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before I served it. The digestives did not soften a lot (maybe because of the chocolate coating?) but that worked well to give some texture. I didn’t add any sugar to the cheesecake part thinking the white chocolate would give it some sweetness but it wasn’t that sweet at all. I sprinkles a tiny bit of sugar on the cut-up strawberries instead and that was just the right amount. I LOVED this dessert and was glad I only made 1/2 the recipe because having a giant bowl of that in the fridge this week would have been dangerous!

Get the recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake- Chocolate No-Bake Pie on p 278 of Baking with Dorie (or you can freestyle it like I did LOL!).

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