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In the Black Forest region of Germany, the signature dessert is layered with chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream. Here, cream cheese replaces whipped cream.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2004

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Celine Chenoweth

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine cherries and preserves in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool completely.

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  • Combine sugar, juice, and cheese in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). Cover and chill.

  • Spoon 2 teaspoons crumbs into each of 8 (8-ounce) glasses; top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture and 3 tablespoons cherry mixture. Repeat layers once, ending with cherry mixture. Garnish with rind, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 42.6g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 147mg; calcium 30mg.
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