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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Parfait

For Easter dinner I wanted to make and serve something fresh and light, something that reminded me  of "Spring". After searching my recipe books, and the internet I came up empty handed. I couldn't find anything that sounded like what I was looking for. That left one option, come up with something on my own...I came up with this fun "Spring Parfait". And I have to say, it turned out just the way that I wanted it too. Its fun, its light, its fluffy and most of all....it is GOOD! It's a great little treat that you could serve as a jello salad or a dessert.

Spring Parfait

Bottom layer:

1 .6 oz package of lime Jello (large box)
2  large cans of pears
16 oz cool whip
8 oz cream cheese
Drain the pears, keeping 2 c. of the juice. Pour pear juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then dissolve the 2 pkg. lime Jello in the pear juice. Place Jello in a shallow dish in the refrigerator until it starts to set up...(just starts to thicken a little). While you are waiting for that, mix cream cheese and drained pears in the blender, then stir in the "partially set" Jello. Fold in the cool whip and spoon into your dessert cups. If you don't want to serve it in a dessert cup, pour it into a 9x13 glass baking pan. Place mixture into the refrigerator for 3 hours then spoon/spread on the middle layer mixture.

Middle layer mixture:

3 c. frozen raspberries, thawed (could use frozen blueberries too)
8 oz. cream cheese
2-8 oz cool whip

Drain the berries and try to get off most of the juice. Beat cream cheese and 1-8 oz. cool whip together until creamy, then add thawed berries. Place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes until it sets up to a thick consistency. Spoon onto Bottom layer. Leave overnight or 6-8 hours in the refrigerator until firm. Top with 1-8oz cool whip, top with berries or something fun and serve. I hope that you like itLet me know what you think~ 

Happy Cooking~
Julie

2 comments:

  1. This looks/sounds great! I can't wait to try it. I love your blog. I'm a food blogger too and randomly stumbled upon yours. You have so many great recipes.

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  2. I absolutely love your recipes! This is another one that I am going to have to try soon! This looks like a great dessert to take to a barbeque!

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