This Berry Parfait is somewhere between a parfait and a cheesecake. But either way is a quick and easy dessert with not much fuss.
I love the play of the sweet preserved berries with the more tart fresh berries. It makes the dessert not overly sweet. Texture is always important in a dessert like this otherwise it is just a mush. The preserved berries are chewy, the fresh strawberry slices add a crispiness and a beautiful red colour, while the cookie crumble with the nuts add that much needed crunch.
If you do not want use cream cheese, full fat yoghurt will work fine as well. I did not add sugar to the fresh strawberry mix, you want that tartness to cut the sweetness of the conserve and the creaminess of the filling. But have a taste and if too tart add a tablespoon of caster sugar to the strawberries. Make it advance and pop it in the fridge for the flavours to meld and the creamy filling to set a bit.