Strawberry Meringue Parfaits

Southern Living
You can substitute store-bought meringue cookies for the Meringues.
Makes 6 servings


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1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 egg yolks
3 cups milk or half-and-half
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Sprinkle sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.

Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in egg yolks and milk; cook milk mixture, whisking often, 12 minutes or until thickened. Bring milk mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove mixture from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract. Cover and chill 6 hours.

Spoon half of custard into 6 parfait glasses; top with half of sliced strawberries and 3 Meringues. Repeat layers, ending with 1 Meringue on top of each serving.

Created date

December 2002