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Strawberries-and-Cream Parfaits

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/strawberries_and_cream_parfaits.html

From EatingWell:  Spring 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

To celebrate spring's fresh strawberries, our Test Kitchen jazzed up old-fashioned tapioca pudding. Grinding the tapioca in a blender makes the texture creamier, maple syrup adds seasonal sweetness and whipping cream gives these airy parfaits a luxurious finish.

6 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling time)

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Grind tapioca in a blender or coffee grinder until it is a fine granular powder.
  2. Whisk milk (or soymilk), maple syrup, egg and the tapioca in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla and transfer to a medium bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Whip cream using an electric mixer or whisk in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the tapioca mixture using a rubber spatula.
  4. Spoon 1/4 cup strawberries into each of six 8-ounce parfait glasses or wineglasses. Top each with 1/3 cup tapioca cream. Repeat with another layer of strawberries and tapioca cream. Garnish with the remaining berries and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition

Per serving : 256 Calories; 9 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 63 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 76 mg Sodium; 439 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate

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