Monday, November 15, 2010

Pumpkin Parfaits

Pumpkin season is here! Well, if you ask me, it could be pumpkin season all year round. These parfaits were the perfect for a girls only dessert...light, flavorful and delicious! I could eat about, well, 4 of these little babies. So yummy!

Pumpkin Parfaits
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13 gingersnaps, chocolate wafers or graham crackers
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 1/2 teaspoons bourbon (or pure vanilla extract)
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups cold heavy cream

Put 7 cookies in a resealable plastic bag and crush into crumbs with a heavy pan. Brush the bottoms and about 1 inch up the sides of 6 parfait glasses with the butter. Add a spoonful of crumbs to each and roll them around the insides of the glasses; pour out the excess crumbs and reserve for topping. Refrigerate the prepared glasses.
Put 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, the pumpkin, 1 1/2 teaspoons bourbon and the nutmeg in a food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.
Put the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50% power until melted, about 1 minute, stirring halfway. Add to the pumpkin mixture and process until combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
Beat 1 /12 cups cream in a bowl with a mixer until soft peaks form; fold into the pumpkin mixture until smooth. Divide among the prepared glasses and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Beat the remaining 1/2 cup cream with a mixer until foamy. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon bourbon or vanilla and beat until soft peaks form. Top the parfaits with the whipped cream, reserved cookie crumbs and the remaining 6 cookies.
Serves 6.
Recipe from Food Network Mag

1 comment:

Hot Pink Dahlia said...

This looks great!!! Nice and light after a heavy meal!