Coconut Cream Pie Parfaits

recipe
To toast coconut, spread it on a baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 5 minutes or until lightly brown, stirring occasionally.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 310
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 10.5 g
Satfat 5.8 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 7.5 g
Carbohydrate 46.7 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 158 mg
Calcium 149 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups fat-free milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted and divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie vanilla wafer crumbs (about 26 cookies, crushed)
1 1/2 cups canned whipped light cream (such as Reddi-wip)

Preparation

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour and sugar in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Place eggs in a bowl; gradually whisk half of milk mixture into eggs. Pour egg mixture into saucepan; stir well. Cook 1 minute or until thick. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup coconut and vanilla. Cover surface of coconut mixture with plastic wrap; chill.

Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons wafer crumbs into each of 6 (8-ounce) glasses; top each with about 3 tablespoons coconut mixture and 2 tablespoons whipped cream. Repeat layers once, ending with whipped cream. Sprinkle parfaits evenly with remaining coconut.

August 2004
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