A parfait is any dessert in which fruit, nuts, granola and so forth has been layered and folded into ice cream ,whip cream or custard. Various syrup, cream and custard toppings are sometimes used.
Parfaits are generally served in a a tall narrow short stemmed glass, which gives it more of an aesthetic appeal, but you can even us mason jars or Dixie cups - basically whatever floats your boat.
There is no right or wrong way to make a parfait, recipes for parfaits should be considered more as suggestions rather than something written in stone. Use your imagination and create your concoctions. Berries, such as blueberries work well in parfaits here's a few suggestions for blueberry parfaits.
1 cup Fresh blueberries
1/4 cup peach preserves
1 pint vanilla yogurt, frozen
4 tablespoons cashews or macadamia nuts.
In a small bowl, combine blueberries and preserves. In microwave, cook on high 3-3 1/2 minutes, stirring twice, until blueberries are softened.
Cover and chill until ready to assemble.
To serve, in each of 4 dessert or parfait glass - layer frozen yogurt and blueberry sauce. Garnish with nuts.
Blueberry Granola Parfait - Martha Stewart
10 Best Blueberry Parfait Recipes - Yummly
Maple Berry Parfait - Cooking Channel
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