Lightened-Up Parfaits

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Chill: 6 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Fat 4 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 235 mg

Ingredients

Pudding:
2 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk
1 large egg yolk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
Gelatin:
1 6-oz. package red instant gelatin (such as cherry or strawberry Jell-O)
1 cup mixed fresh berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries

Preparation

1. Make pudding: Whisk 1/2 cup milk, yolk and cornstarch until smooth. In a pan, stir 1 1/2 cups milk, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Whisking yolk mixture constantly, drizzle in hot milk.

2. Pour mixture back into saucepan and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly as pudding thickens. Remove from heat; whisk in vanilla and butter. Pour pudding into a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap so that plastic touches surface of pudding. Let cool for 20 minutes, then refrigerate until cold, at least 3 hours.

3. Chill 4 8-oz. glasses. Make gelatin: Put gelatin in a bowl. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water; whisk until gelatin dissolves, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of cold water. Keep at room temperature.

4. Assemble parfaits: Pour 1/4 cup gelatin into each glass. Chill until firm, 1 hour. Spoon in 1/4 cup pudding, smooth tops and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Slowly pour 1/4 cup gelatin over pudding in each cup (you will use up gelatin mixture); chill until firm, 1 hour.

5. Top with berries and chill until ready to serve.

Note:

July 2009