"When I asked drop-in company to stay for dinner, I happened to have all the ingredients on hand to create this elegant layered berry treat," recalls Andree Garrett Of Plymouth, Michigan. "Everyone thought this low-sugar dessert was yummy and refreshing.
Quick but elegant are the qualities of ideal recipe for me. I place all the fixings for the cordials on a tray and let each person make their own. It's fun and saves me even more time. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
"Cherry Cream Parfaits are lovely and special desserts that look fussy but are really easy to fix," assures Jeanette Mack of Rushville, New York. "I've also made them using other pie fillings like strawberry, raspberry and blueberry."
If you're looking for a super dessert that can be made a day ahead, try these parfaits. They contain the popular flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate and are topped off with whipped cream. Yum! —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
With pineapples, raspberries and bananas, these yogurt treats from Adell Meyer are a bright and cheerful morning side dish. The Madison, Wisconsin reader whips them up in no time for before-or-after-school snacks.
Sometimes, for a lighter take, we make the lime topping for this fast-fixing summer treat with a reduced-fat whipped topping. It tastes just as great. Pretzels add a nice crunch. —Elizabeth Hayes, Brazil, Indiana
I used to serve these simple yet impressive parfaits when we ran a motel and restaurant. Now I serve them to guests. You can substitute other seasonal fruit, like peaches or strawberries.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
Even people who don't care for pumpkin pie rave about these frosty parfaits. The creamy, nicely spiced mousse contrasts wonderfully with the nutty toffee "crunch" pieces. —Jane Liska, Harbor Springs, Michigan