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Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Kellie Hemmerly | Dessert, Pears | American

A holiday dessert made easy, this Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle recipe is a simple and sweet ending to any occasion. Fresh, juicy Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears are layered with buttery pound cake, caramel sauce and a simple no-bake cheesecake filling to make a dessert full of flavor.

This Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle recipe is a simple dessert that's delightful to eat and takes just minutes to prepare. It also uses Harry & David Royal Riviera pears to make it extra tasty!

This recipe uses a few shortcuts, like ready-made caramel sauce, a bakery pound cake (or your own favorite recipe), fresh Royal Riviera Pears and a no-bake cheesecake filling that beats up in one bowl in about 2 minutes flat. This is a great make-ahead dessert that gets even better the longer it sits in the fridge. And since it's so easy to make, this one doesn't have to wait for a special occasion. You could serve this up just about any night of the week!

Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes |
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch pound cake cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 ounces caramel sauce
  • 3 Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until light, fluffy and smooth. Set aside.
  2. Divide half the pound cake between 4 5-ounce ramekins and line the bottom of each with the pound cake cubes.
  3. Spoon two tablespoons caramel sauce over the pound cake in each dish.
  4. Divide half the pears among the four dishes then spoon 4 tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture over the pears.
  5. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients topping with the remaining caramel sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
Makes: 4 trifles
Serves: 4 servings