Potluck Perfect Dessert: Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

We'll show you how to whip up this layered dessert with the classic flavors of strawberry and rhubarb. Perfect for sharing, it's served in a pretty, portable jar.

This layered dessert uses the classic combination of strawberry and rhubarb in an easy shareable treat. So why not whip up this delicious strawberry rhubarb cheesecake parfait. In a medium bowl, stir together 3 cups of chopped fresh rhubarb, 2 cups of fresh strawberries and a 1/2 cup of strawberry jam. Let the mixture stand at room temperature. Meanwhile, make the cheesecake mixture. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, a 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until the sugar dissolves. Increase the speed to medium and gradually add 1-1/2 cups whipping cream. Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy and then set it aside. Now, put the parfaits together. In an 8 ounce canning jar, alternately add the strawberry rhubarb and cheesecake mixtures. This will make about 8 parfaits. Serve this layered dessert right away or cover and chill for up to 24 hours. It doesn't get much easier than this strawberry rhubarb dessert in a jar.