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June 30: Berry Parfait

July 3rd: Celebrate the 4th with a Cool Parfait Berry parfait

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a cool parfait, bursting with bright red and blue berries. Greek yogurt has been strained to remove the whey, leaving it very thick and rich in texture. Fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries should be hitting markets now.

Berry Parfait with Lemon Curd Dip

  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, divided
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Curd Dip, divide
  • 1 whole strawberry with nice leaves
    In a parfait glass, layer 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon blueberries, 1½ tablespoon lemon curd dip. Repeat layers with 2 tablespoon yogurt, 1½ tablespoon blueberries, 1½ tablespoon lemon curd. Top with 1 tablespoon yogurt, remaining blueberries and whole strawberry.

    Makes 1 serving.

    Per serving: 210 calories, 6 g fat (3.5 g sat fat), 29 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 2 g fiber 25 mg sodium

    Lemon Curd Dip:
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced and chilled
    • Whole strawberries, with hulls
    In heavy, medium saucepan, whisk to combine egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice. Over medium-low heat, cook while whisking constantly until mixture looks silky and lightly coats a wooden spoon. When you run a finger down back of spoon, it should leave a clear line. This takes up to 10 minutes. If mixture starts to steam, reduce heat.

    Off heat, add cold butter and whisk rapidly until combined. Scoop lemon curd into bowl or serving bowl and let stand until room temperature.

    Cover lemon curd with plastic wrap, pressing against surface, and refrigerate curd for at least 12 and preferably 24 hours. It will thicken as it chills. Lemon Curd keeps for 4 days, tightly covered in refrigerator.

    Makes 6 servings, about 3 Tbsp. each

    Per serving: 152 calories, 6 g fat (3 g sat fat), 24 g carbohydrates, 18 g protein, 0 g fiber 5 mg sodium.

    Adapted from the American Institute for Cancer Research.