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Saturday, February 11, 2017

White Chocolate Parfaits

"This very elegant dessert is great served on a warm summer night or at a dinner party," suggests Jennifer Eilts of Lincoln, Nebraska. "You can substitute other types of berries until you find your favorite combination."

4 Servings
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 egg yolks
4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups whipped topping
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries [225 g]
1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries [188 g]
Sliced strawberries and additional whipped topping, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the cream, sugar and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
Stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes; stir in chocolate until melted. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla.
Cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Place 1/4 cup each in four parfait glasses.
Combine blueberries and raspberries; place 1/4 cup in each glass. Repeat layers of chocolate mixture and berries twice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Garnish with strawberries and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 483 calories, 31 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

White Chocolate Parfaits published in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p64

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