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Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs

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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 seedless watermelon (about 5 pounds)
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, quartered and/or raspberries
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 -4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. For syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, honey and ginger. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Cut watermelon crosswise into 3/4-inch slices. Using 2- to 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutters, cut watermelon into star shapes, discarding rind. (Reserve remaining watermelon for another use).
  3. In a large bowl, layer blueberries, strawberries and/or raspberries and watermelon. Pour syrup over fruit. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  4. To serve, divide fruit with syrup and Sweetened Whipped Cream among 16, 9-ounce disposable drinking glasses or plastic dessert dishes, alternating layers of fruit and whipped cream. Cover each cup with plastic wrap; secure with red or blue decorative string. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 hour before serving. Makes 16 servings.
  5. Sweetened Whipped Cream: In a small chilled mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat with chilled beaters of an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Red, White and Blue Parfaits)

Servings Per Recipe 16, Folate (µg) 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Niacin (mg) 0, sugar (g) 21, Riboflavin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 11, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 25, vit. C (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 777, chol. (mg) 41, Potassium (mg) 175, sodium (mg) 14, cal. (kcal) 199, pro. (g) 1, iron (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 30, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

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