Chantilly Berry Parfait

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cream, strawberries
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 481kcal
Sweetened mascarpone layered with macerated berries and crushed chocolate cookies.  'Nuff said!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and diced + 4 strawberries for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract can substitute vanilla
  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/4 cup almonds sliced
  • special equipment: pastry bag and star tip - optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the strawberries and regular sugar. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the mascarpone, greek yogurt, powdered sugar and almond extract. Use a hand mixer on medium high speed to combine and whip the ingredients together. Continue to whip until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • Place 10 cookies in a zip top sandwich baggie and seal it. Reserve the other two cookies for garnish. Use a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat tenderizer to crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° and lay the almonds out on a cookie sheet. Cook until lightly toasted and golden, about 5-8 minutes. Set aside.

Assemble the parfaits

  • In a clear parfait glass or wine glass with a wide mouth, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the crushed cookies. Top with 2-3 tablespoons of the berries and pipe about 1" of mascarpone cream on top of the berries. Repeat with cookies, berries and cream. Garnish with a sprinkle of toasted almonds, strawberry and a chocolate wafer.
  • Cover and refrigerate. Remove parfaits from the refrigerator 30 minutes to an hour before serving so the cream softens a bit.

Notes

Recipe can be doubled.
The parfaits can be made several hours in advance or even the night before.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1.2mg