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Holiday Parfaits
 Holiday Parfaits

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

Ingredients:
Parfait
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries, divided 
  • 1 cup blueberries 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup amaretto cookie crumbs (about 8 cookies) 
  • 1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed 
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted 

Preparation: 

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, 1 cup of blueberries 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 

Nutrition:
Calories 347
Fat 11.6 g
Carbohydrates 50.8 g 
Protein 14 g
Fiber 4 g

Adapted from Myrecipes.com