White Chocolate Cherry Parfait

Layers of silky white chocolate mousse and sweet cherry sauce with a hint of orange alternate in this delectable dessert. You can use a pastry bag to pipe the mousse into pretty dishes .

Yield

6 servings

Cherry Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries
1/2 teaspoon orange extract

White Chocolate Mousse Ingredients

3 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup milk
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Refrigerate until chilled.

In another saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until chocolate is melted. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon 1/4 cup mousse into each parfait glass. Top with a rounded 1/4 cup of cherry mixture. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until chilled.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 393 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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