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Amaretto Custard Berry Parfaits

 Amaretto Custard Berry Parfaits
As if you need a reason to assemble a parfait, this indulgent custard concoction is an attractive way to sweeten the meal. —Susan Jordan, Roseburg, Oregon
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 whole fresh strawberries


  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir
  • in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until
  • thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg
  • yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle
  • boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in
  • the butter, Amaretto and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer custard to a small bowl; press waxed paper onto surface of
  • custard. Refrigerate until chilled.

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Amaretto Custard Berry Parfaits (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Just before serving, spoon 1/4 cup strawberries into each of four
  • parfait glasses. Layer each with 1/3 cup custard, 1/4 cup
  • raspberries and 1/3 cup custard. Top each with a whole strawberry.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 parfait equals 279 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 222 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.