Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Original Recipe from Penzey's Catalog
8 Cups mixed fresh berries (if using blackberries, raspberries or blueberries, leave whole; if using strawberries, thinly slice
2 TB. vanilla sugar
12 oz. reduced fat or fat free cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 Cups powdered sugar
2 TB. lemon juice

Place all of the berries in a large bowl. Add the vanilla sugar, mix well and refrigerate.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar on low until smooth. Add the lemon juice. Mix on medium for 30-60 seconds. Scoop into a pastry bag if desired. A zip top bag works well too-you can cut the corner off and use it as a pastry bag. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Line up 8 parfait or stemmed wine glasses. Spoon about 2 TB. of berries into each glass followed by 2 TB. of the lemon cream. Repeat until the glasses are filled to your liking.