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Almond Cream Parfaits Recipe

Almond Cream Parfaits Recipe

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies—particularly during the Christmas season. These parfaits are a great way to top off holiday meals. They have a sweet almond flavor but aren't too heavy and filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 6 to 8 maraschino cherries


  • 1. In a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks; gradually add 1 cup of hot milk mixture. Return all to pan. Bring to a boil; boil for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add butter and extract; mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until cool. Add almonds. Pour into six to eight parfait glasses; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. In a mixing bowl, beat cream and remaining sugar until soft peaks form. Spoon over parfaits. Chill. Just before serving, garnish with cherries. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 423 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"not very good"

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