Sunday, March 8, 2009

Black Forest Cheesecake Parfaits

In the Black Forest region of Germany, the signature dessert is layered with chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream. Here, cream cheese replaces whipped cream.

8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)
* 4 cups frozen unsweetened cherries
* 1/2 cup black cherry preserves
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 6 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
* 3/4 cup chocolate wafer crumbs (about 15 cookies; such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers)
* Grated lemon rind (optional)

Combine cherries and preserves in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool completely.

Combine sugar, juice, and cheese in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). Cover and chill.

Spoon 2 teaspoons crumbs into each of 8 (8-ounce) glasses; top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture and 3 tablespoons cherry mixture. Repeat layers once, ending with cherry mixture. Garnish with rind, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 236 (26% from fat)
Fat: 6.8g (sat 3.7g,mono 2g,poly 0.7g)
Protein: 3.5g
Carbohydrate: 42.6g
Fiber: 1.6g
Cholesterol: 16mg
Iron: 0.9mg
Sodium: 147mg
Calcium: 30mg

source by:
recipes by: Cooking Light
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Celine Chenoweth


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