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Fabulous Sugar Free Natural Cream Cheese and Fruit Parfait!
Free of Processed White Sugar
This simple dessert is rich and creamy and totally free of processed sugars. It is not the sweet most people are used to having, but once you eliminate processed sugars from your diet, it will become a wonderful light and totally satisfying experience.
I am not diabetic, but I do have family members who are. Desserts like this one have become a family tradition and when I try to eat the normal sweets that I ate before, the sweetness is overwhelming. I prefer the lighter touch, and I hope you will too!
The word 'parfait' dates back to the late 1800's and usually referred to a frozen dessert. In North America, the definition of 'parfait' expanded to include yogurts, creams, cheeses, nuts and fruits.
This recipe is easy to make and it uses no sugar, only natural sweetening from fruits and a rich creamy taste from cream cheese and whipping cream.
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Try Strawberry Simply Fruit
This example uses Blackberry Simply Fruit, but Strawberry Simply Fruit using orange grated peel is also awesome!
- 1 package Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 10 ounce jar Simply Fruit Blackberry or Strawberry, by Smuckers
- 1 Teaspoon Orange or Lemon Grated Peel
- 1 Teaspoon Orange or Lemon Juice
- I Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Fresh Fruit
- Whip Heavy Cream until stiff peaks form. Add lemon grate or orange grate and lemon or orange juice and vanilla. Set aside.
- Cream soft cream cheese and mix in 1/2 cup of Simply Fruit Blackberry spread. Mix until smooth.
- Fold whipped cream into cheese mixture.
- Heat the remaining Simply Fruit till it is juice like. Add slices of fresh fruit.
- Scoop the parfait mixture and alternate layers of the warmed fruit. Top with a layer of the warmed fruit and add fresh slices of fruit or whole berries.
- Chill at least two hours before serving.
|Serving size: 1 cup|
|Calories from Fat||180|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 20 g||31%|
|Carbohydrates 15 g||5%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 70 mg||23%|
|Sodium 60 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
I chose blackberries for their natural sweet flavor. Smuckers Simply Fruit Blackberry adds a little extra with flavors and sweetness from pineapple, apple, and pear juices.
Carrot juice is also an awesome addition to sweeten any dessert.
© 2014 Rebecca Shepherd Thomas