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Red, White and Blue Parfait

Red, White and Blue Parfait

July 4th is just around the corner and I have the perfect dessert for you.  It is easy to make, light and would be a great  addition to  your July 4th Barbecue.  It has red, white and blue in it and tastes so yummy.

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Red, White and Blue Parfait

  • Author: Marlys (This and That)

Description

A wonderful light dessert that is perfect for your Fourth of July meal with red, white and blue


Scale

Ingredients

  • For Fruit compote
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries (total of 2 cups of fruit)
  • Sweetener to taste- I used honey
  • For Blueberry Sauce
  • Blueberries (used only about 1/4 cup)
  • Sweetener to Taste
  • For Topping
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt ( I used Chobani Greek Yogurt)

Instructions

  1. Fruit Compote ~ Add fruit and sweetener in sauce pan with a small amount of water (about a tablespoon). Cook on medium heat until soft and slightly mushy and start to thicken. Let cool. Set aside.
  2. Blueberry Sauce ~Add blueberries and sweetener to saucepan, cook over medium low heat until they start soften. (I didn’t cook mine all the way through.) Set aside to cool.
  3. Topping ~ Add whipping cream, powdered sugar and yogurt in mixing bowl. Whip until peaks form.
  4. Assemble: Layer Fruit Compote and topping. Top with blueberry sauce. Enjoy


 
You can make most of the Red, White and Blue Parfait a head of time. The Fruit Compote and the Blueberry Sauce can be made early and refrigerated then whip up the topping and assemble before you serve it. Keeping with your theme of Red, White and Blue you can also make some of these awesome Red, White and Blue Cookies to serve with your parfait.

To make the picks that are inserted in the dessert I cut out small stars in an Angel Food Cake. I then added a raspberry, the cake star and a blueberry and set it on the side of the dish.

If you are needing a quick dessert for your Canada Celebration and want a Red and White Theme, skip the Blueberries and add either a strawberry or raspberry on top.

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Marlys @This and That

A Canadian transplant into USA with an African husband, you can see my adventures in internationally cooking over at This and That.

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