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June 25, 2010 / Sarah

National Strawberry Parfait Day


Strawberry Parfaits
From Cooking Light

4 cups sliced strawberries, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs (about 8 cookies)
1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

  1. Place 2 cups of strawberry slices and granulated sugar in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Combine ricotta, cream cheese, powdered sugar, water, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs into each of 4 parfait glasses. Top each portion with 2 tablespoons strawberry puree, 1/4 cup strawberry slices, and 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture; repeat the layers. Drizzle the remaining strawberry puree over each serving. Chill for 2 hours. Top each parfait with 2 tablespoons whipped topping and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds.
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