White Chocolate Cherry Parfaits Recipe

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White Chocolate Cherry Parfaits Recipe
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White Chocolate Cherry Parfaits Recipe

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Layers of silky white chocolate mousse and sweet cherry sauce with a hint of orange alternate in this delectable dessert. I use a pastry bag to pipe the mousse into pretty dishes handed down from my husband's grandmother. -Rita Sherman, Coleville, California
Recommended: Cannoli Recipes
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Refrigerate until chilled.
In another saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until chocolate is melted. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream
Spoon 1/4 cup mousse into each parfait glass. Top with a rounded 1/4 cup of cherry mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as White Chocolate Cherry Parfaits in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 393 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In another saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until chocolate is melted. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup mousse into each parfait glass. Top with a rounded 1/4 cup of cherry mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as White Chocolate Cherry Parfaits in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p27

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beckyskate User ID: 4952532 91408
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"The orange flavoring doesn't do this recipe any good. if anything it covers up th cherry flavor and the chocolate flavor. Good idea though."

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