Cranberry Parfaits Recipe
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Cranberry Parfaits Recipe

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Cranberry sauce and raspberry gelatin give this fluffy pink parfait a sweet-tart flavor. Pretty enough for holiday company, the dessert is light and refreshing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-calorie reduced-sugar cranberry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free raspberry gelatin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) reduced-fat evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whole cranberries for garnish, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 174 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the cranberry sauce, cranberry juice and orange peel to a boil; cook and stir until cranberry sauce is melted. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Refrigerate until mixture is the consistency of egg whites, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place a bowl, with mixer beaters in freezer. Chill until very cold. Add milk and vanilla to bowl; beat until soft peaks form. Fold into gelatin mixture. Spoon into parfait glasses. Chill 1-2 hours or until set. Garnish if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Parfaits in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p58

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annsway1 User ID: 1667005 56956
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"This is the best if you like 'tangy' which I do. Try it, you'll want to make it often."

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