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Strawberry Meringue Parfaits

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Meringues

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.