7.04.2013

Red, White and Blue-Berry Parfait

A simple dessert featuring bright patriotic colors and just in time for our July 4th weekend!  Red, White and Blue-Berry Parfait made with fresh strawberries marinated in a citrus sauce, fresh blueberries, and topped with layers of whipped cream!  A fun and easy dessert your family and friends will love.


A few weeks ago, we posted our recipe for fresh strawberries in citrus sauce and thought we could post another dessert that is equally pretty, elegant and delicious!  

Since everyone is planning family gatherings this Fourth of July weekend,  we wanted to offer a dessert that was fun and completely "effortless" to make. 

You can pack this one in two easy steps, keeping the fruit in separate containers and packing a can of whipped cream to take with you.  Just keep it in your cooler until you are ready to assemble them; then add in the whipped cream at the very last minute. This way the whipped cream will stay fresh and be cold, not warm.  Also, this dessert makes for an easy clean up when served in any clear paper or plastic cups. 

 We are planning a day with friends and family by the pool to keep cool. Tell us what your plans are today?  Are you planning for a relaxing day?  Possibly getting the chance to finish that great book you started ?  Or, spending time with family or friends with a barbecue?

Whatever your plans are, make it a memorable one! Happy 4th of July everyone!
God Bless America!


Red, White and Blue-Berry Parfait

1 package (16 oz) fresh strawberries
1 pint  fresh blueberries - rinsed
1/2 lemon -juiced
1/2 orange - juiced
1 tsp. sugar
 1 can of  Real Whipped Cream

Rinse. clean and chop strawberries. Place them into a bowl.
Add the sugar, lemon and orange juice to the strawberries, mix and set aside.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill.  When ready to serve, layer your tall fluted glasses with strawberry mixture, topped with some whipped cream, then a layer of blueberries, and top again with whipped cream.
Garnish with a blueberry or two on top.

Makes 4 to 6 Parfaits


 Opps! I couldn't resist I had to have it after I took the photo!

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful, tasty and refreshing all at once! :)

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  2. Looks so pretty and delicious!
    Mary

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  3. Wow! This not only sounds amazing but it looks amazing! Perfect for a hot day! I love it!

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  4. Great blog, love the parfait!! perfect for the holiday weekend!!
    bonnie
    sweetlife

    Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you!!

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  5. When food is this pretty and has this much fruit in it, you know it HAS to be good!

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  6. Oo, that sounds delicious. And it looks gorgeous too...so much nicer than those 'flag cakes' for the 4th!

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  7. So pretty - and absolutely perfect for patriotic holidays.

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  8. Oh I could dig into these beautiful and cold parfaits any day! Lovely presentation for the 4th! So much fun too! I'm so glad that you're enjoying South Carolina and as you said, I hope to meet you too someday! Charleston is one of my favorite places!

    xo
    Roz

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