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Strawberry Parfaits

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir
Yield 4 servings
These creamy and smooth strawberry parfaits taste as good as they look. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds for a real treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs (about 8 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 347
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 11.6 g
  • satfat 5.6 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 50.8 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • cholesterol 28 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 160 mg
  • calcium 157 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 2 cups of strawberry slices and granulated sugar in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set strawberry puree aside.

  2. Combine ricotta and next 4 ingredients (ricotta through vanilla) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Spoon 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs into each of 4 parfait glasses. Top each portion with 2 tablespoons strawberry puree, 1/4 cup strawberry slices, and 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture; repeat the layers. Drizzle the remaining strawberry puree over each serving. Chill for 2 hours. Top each parfait with 2 tablespoons whipped topping and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds.