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. A cornucopia of flavors in every bite!

This post is created in partnership with Harry & David. All opinions are my own, as always.

Christmas is just one week away and I’m totally dreaming of a white Christmas this year. Al Roker just said there’s a very “slight” possibility that the temperature could drop just enough to turn some wet weather into a blanket of snow. I can’t even remember the last time we had snow for Christmas but I have a feeling the temps will jump to 60 degrees which seems to be the trend year after year. No big deal…I’m sure we’ll see some more of the white stuff soon enough. But right now, I’m buckling down to finish up a few recipes, wrap the remainder of the gifts and plan an easy menu for Christmas Day. These easy No Back Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifles are sure to make an appearance.

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season always gets me a little anxious so I try my best to take a deep breath and live in the moment. The festivities make me, sometimes, think that every single thing needs to be perfect and over the top but that’s really not so. In fact, some of the simplest things… like an unadorned garland of greens or a single sprig of mistletoe can be just as festive as a tree that’s been loaded with ornaments on every single branch. This Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle recipe is a simple dessert that’s just as dazzling as the most ornately decorated Yule log, but takes just minutes to prepare with the star of the show being my favorite edible item of the season… Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears.

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This recipe takes advantage of 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 trifle recipe is a great make-ahead dessert that gets even better the longer it sits in the fridge (within reason, of course). I found that when I made it the night before the flavors had a chance to dance around and mingle overnight making every single bite one blissful event after another. 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.

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This Caramel Pear Cheesecake Trifle recipe is just one of many pear options you can make with your Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears. This simple Pear Tarte Tatin is always a showstopper and if you’re hosting a holiday brunch, be sure to have a jar of this easy Pear Butter to spread on your toast and muffins. And if you still have pears to use up…..you have to try this Pear Grilled Cheese….it’s a great way to use up that leftover cheese from your cheese platter, too!

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This no bake caramel pear cheesecake trifle is the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table.
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  • 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


  • For the full recipe visit the Harry & David Blog.
Calories: 895kcal, Carbohydrates: 96g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 56g, Saturated Fat: 32g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 197mg, Sodium: 655mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg