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Strawberry Cream Parfait | Simple, light, creamy and delicious strawberry parfaits featuring fresh strawberries, mascarpone cheese and sweetened whipped cream. | www.heavenlyhomecooking.com

Strawberry Cream Parfait

Simple, light, creamy and delicious strawberry parfaits featuring fresh strawberries, mascarpone cheese and sweetened whipped cream.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 parfaits
Calories 516 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup strawberry compote (or strawberry preserves) plus extra to fill shooters
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. clear vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter melted

Instructions
 

Mascarpone mixture

  • Add mascarpone cheese and 3/4 cup strawberry compote to a medium bowl and mix on low speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Whipped cream topping

  • In a chilled medium bowl, add heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix on low speed until frothy, about 1 minute. Then mix on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes. Spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, twist the end of the bag and chill in the refrigerator along with the mascarpone cheese mixture.

Graham cracker mixture

  • Prepare this at the last minute so that it doesn't dry out while the mascarpone mixture and whipped cream topping are setting up in the refrigerator. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and butter until it resembles wet sand.

Assembly

  • In 6 4 oz. glasses, assemble your parfaits as follows: 1. 2 tsp. graham cracker crumb mixture (pat down with the back of a spoon) 2. 2 tsp. mascarpone mixture (gently pat down) 3. 1.5 to 2 tsp. strawberry compote or strawberry preserves 4. 2 tsp. graham cracker crumb mixture (pat down) 5. 2 tsp. mascarpone mixture (gently pat down) 6. 1.5 to 2 tsp. strawberry compote or strawberry preserves 7. Pipe or spoon whipped cream on top. Let chill in the refrigerator for another 15-30 minutes then garnish with fresh strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 516kcal (26%)Carbohydrates: 42g (14%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 37g (57%)Saturated Fat: 22g (138%)Cholesterol: 99mg (33%)Sodium: 183mg (8%)Potassium: 74mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 26g (29%)Vitamin A: 1203IU (24%)Vitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 91mg (9%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 6 parfaits
Keyword easy recipe
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