Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hold Everything!

Because here is the easiest dessert on the planet. Want a eye-pleasing dessert? Check. Want a super easy reicpe with not many dishes? Check. And of course, one that will have people smacking their lips and think you belong on the Martha Stewart show or maybe even have your own show? Check. This was my first time making parfaits and I can now say I am their #1 fan. Maybe they should start a baseball team...the Pasadena Parfaits??

These layers have me all excited!

"Cherry Cream Cheese Parfaits"
Ingredients:
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
FILLING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
Directions:
In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Divide among eight dessert dishes, about 4 rounded teaspoonfuls in each. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk until blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Spoon 1/4 cup into each dish. Top with pie filling, about 1/4 cup in each. Yield: 8 servings.
Lewis's buddy - the not "so well" known Clark.

16 comments:

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

That was me Priscilla... the gremlins got me again ;-(

Ok...That's some great dessert you've got there and no baking on a hot muggy day..makes even better!!! ;-)

Theresa said...

Priscilla those look really good! I like your photos. I'm still learning!

OhioMom said...

With temps outside hot enough to sizzle an egg on concrete, I am all for not turning on a stove.

Your pics look great!

Hello Clark ...

Barbara Bakes said...

This is a great summer dessert idea!

Brooke said...

Mmmmmm....delish. When I was 16, my culinary skills ended at ordering pizza. I am so impressed.

~Priscilla~ said...

Lucy - yes! no baking on a *hot* day!

Theresa - thank you! I am still learning about taking photos too.

OhioMom - wow, the weather must be hot. i guess you wouln't want to turn the stove on!

Barbara - thank you!

Brooke - it was really good. if it wasn't for my parents, my culinary skills would have ended there too.:) thank you for the compliment!

Rebekah C said...

yummy! now I need to find some cute parfait dishes to serve this treat in. :)

Jessica said...

Parfaits are one of my favorite summer desserts! If only I had parfait glasses like that!

Cinnamonda said...

What a lovely parfait! And very nice photos, too!

giz said...

Looking at this perfect parfait, nobody would ever know it was so dead simple. I like the team name - I would play for this team - do we get parfait at 7th inning stretch?

Ruth Elkin said...

Oh I looooove easy peasy desserts!!! Cos you get to eat them sooner!


Hope Clark feels better soon!

Lore said...

Clark is cute, he would trully deserve such a delicious sweet treat ;)

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Jaime said...

mmmmm i would love to have one of those! so easy and delicious