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Berry Springtime Parfaits

Berry Springtime ParfaitsA perfect dessert to ring in the arrival of spring. Fresh berries layered with mascarpone cheese, cream and chocolate is a treat that all will love.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup quartered fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup raspberry or blackberry liqueur
1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese (plain or coffee flavor)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
20 NESTLÉ CRUNCH or Milk Chocolate NestEggs, unwrapped, chopped*
6 wrapped NESTLÉ CRUNCH or Milk Chocolate NestEggs, for garnish*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and liqueur in medium bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine cheese, cream, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl. Beat on high speed until thick; fold in chopped Nestlé Nesteggs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Layer 6 parfait glasses with alternating berries and cream mixture, ending with cream mixture. Top each parfait with 1 wrapped Nestlé Nestegg.

Makes 6 servings.

*NESTLÉ Nesteggs are available March through mid-April. When not available substitute with Nestle Chocolate Miniatures.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.