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Amaretto Custard Berry Parfaits

As if you need a reason to assemble a parfait, this indulgent custard concoction is an attractive way to sweeten the meal. —Susan Jordan, Roseburg, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 whole fresh strawberries


  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, Amaretto and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer custard to a small bowl; press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, spoon 1/4 cup strawberries into each of four parfait glasses. Layer each with 1/3 cup custard, 1/4 cup raspberries and 1/3 cup custard. Top each with a whole strawberry.
Nutrition Facts
1 parfait: 279 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 222mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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