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Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2010

Rich, creamy, vanilla bean-flecked pudding tempers the tart-sweet pomegranate compote. Pick out small, festive glass dessert dishes for this pretty parfait.

6 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 3 3/4 hours (including 3 hours chilling time)

Ingredients

Pomegranate Compote

Pudding

Preparation

  1. To prepare compote: Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 2 teaspoons cornstarch in a small saucepan. Add pomegranate seeds, pomegranate juice and lemon juice; stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate while you prepare the pudding.
  2. To prepare pudding: Combine milk and half-and-half in a medium heavy saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean (or add vanilla extract). Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk egg, egg yolk, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch in a medium bowl. Reheat the milk mixture just until steaming. Carefully whisk one-third of the steaming milk into the egg mixture. Pour the egg-milk mixture back into the pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until very thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in butter.
  4. To prepare parfaits: Divide the pomegranate compote among six 6-ounce (3/4 cup) parfait glasses, ramekins or other small dessert cups. Spoon the pudding mixture over the compote. Cover and refrigerate until the pudding is well chilled and firm, at least 3 hours. To serve, garnish each parfait with pomegranate seeds and a mint sprig, if desired.

Nutrition

Per serving : 209 Calories; 8 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 88 mg Cholesterol; 31 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 48 mg Sodium; 189 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1 1/2 fat

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