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Strawberry Parfaits

Strawberry Parfaits

Your desert list doesn’t have to be filled with cookies and cake to taste good. Try this refreshing strawberry parfait to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Strawberry Parfaits
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries, divided 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs (about 8 cookies) 
  • 1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed 
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted 

1. Place 2 cups of strawberry slices and granulated sugar in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set strawberry puree aside.
2. Combine ricotta and next 4 ingredients (ricotta through vanilla) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Spoon 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs into each of 4 parfait glasses. Top each portion with 2 tablespoons strawberry puree, 1/4 cup strawberry slices, and 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture; repeat the layers. Drizzle the remaining strawberry puree over each serving. Chill for 2 hours. Top each parfait with 2 tablespoons whipped topping and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds.

Makes: 4 parfaits

Per serving: 347 calories, 11.6 g fat, 50.8 g carbohydrates, 3.8 g fiber, 14 g protein, 160 mg sodium, 

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