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Peach and Blackberry Parfait

Layers of fruit complemented by raspberry coulis makes this a light delight to enjoy on its own, or as a conclusion to a heavier meal.

Serves: 4 to 6
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Makes 4 to 6 servings

What You Need for the Raspberry Coulis:

  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar

What You Do for the Raspberry Coulis:

  1. Purée all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the metal blade or in a blender until very smooth. If desired, pass the mixture through a food mill or fine-meshed sieve to remove the seeds. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

What You Need for the Parfait:

  • 4 small ripe peaches, unpeeled, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Raspberry Coulis 
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup crème de cassis, crème de peches, or other fruit liqueur (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

What You Do for the Parfait:

  1. Alternate three layers of peaches, raspberry coulis, blackberries and liqueur (if using) in four glass parfait dishes or large wine goblets. Serve at room temperature, or chill for one hour.

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