Pineapple Cream Fruit Parfaits

This dessert comes packed with lots of taste and no guilt. When served in fancy glasses, this dessert is “perfect” for a more formal affair (after all, parfait is the French word for “perfect”). I used martini glasses, but ice cream sundae dishes, decorative stemware, or small mason jars would look great. First prepare the pineapple cream:

Pineapple Cream Ingredients:

(makes 4 servings)

6 oz. crushed pineapple (not drained)
6 oz. natural frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator (I use truwhip)

Truwhip Topping

Truwhip Topping

Stir crushed pineapple and whipped topping together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Prepare fruit for layering into the parfaits:

I used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and mangos. Wash fruit in a solution of equal parts vinegar and water. Rinse in cold water. Pat all of the fruit with a towel until completely dry. If the berries have traces of water, the pineapple cream will become watery. Peel and cut the mango into small pieces. 

 

Assemble the parfaits:

Layer the berry and mango pieces with pineapple cream into the decorative glass, ending with a top layer of fruit. Sliced strawberries and kiwi would taste delicious as well.

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Pineapple Parfait closeup

Pineapple Parfait

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Pineapple Parfait in tall glass

Pineapple Parfait

Pineapple Cream Fruit Parfait

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Pineapple Parfait

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. crushed pineapple (not drained)
  • 6 oz. natural frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator (I use truwhip)
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mangos

Instructions

    Pineapple Cream
  • Stir crushed pineapple and whipped topping together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Prepare fruit for layering
  • Wash fruit in a solution of equal parts vinegar and water.
  • Rinse in cold water.
  • Pat all of the fruit with a towel until completely dry. If the berries have traces of water, the pineapple cream will become watery.
  • Peel and cut the mango into small pieces.
    Assemble the parfaits
  • Layer the berry and mango pieces with pineapple cream into the decorative glass, ending with a top layer of fruit.
  • Sliced strawberries and kiwi would taste delicious as well.
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