Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews


September 13, 2016
This recipe makes a delicious dessert.  And, my guests were impressed when I served them as they look beautiful and professionally made.The taste of the ricotta mixture was surprisingly tasty to me. Will definitely make again!

June 14, 2015
this was such an easy dessert but so elegant i made it exactly as written and we loved it i will certainly make this again when i want to impress for a special dinner.

RobinCandace's Review

April 02, 2013
This was such an easy dessert, but so elegant. I made it exactly as written and we loved it. I will certainly make this again when I want to impress for a special dinner.

sunflowerchica's Review

March 10, 2012
Like the other reviewer, the texture of the ricotta mixture was the biggest problem. My husband didn't like it much when I followed the recipe. For the second try, I used a cream cheese and powdered sugar blend, without the ricotta, and while it was thicker, he liked the flavor better. Also, it's quite important to repeat the layer of cookies. Graham crackers also work well. It might also be nice to drizzle melted chocolate over the strawberries on each layer, to add more depth of flavor!

lifeisgood's Review

April 27, 2011
I made this recipe as written and did not like the texture of the cream mixture. The ricotta makes it too grainy. Replace the ricotta with yogurt and you have a hit! I also used granulated sugar instead of powdered... I thought the powdered sugar gave it a funny flavor. With the changes to the recipe... my family loved it!

CPS1028's Review

September 07, 2009
Great, light recipe. Always a crowd favorite and so easy to make!