These parfaits are as irresistible as they are stunning.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix strawberries and 6 Tbs. of the sugar in a bowl; let stand until berries release their liquid, 30 to 60 minutes.

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  • When ready to assemble dessert, beat cream and orange zest to soft peaks, gradually adding remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar.

  • Pour 6 Tbs. of the strawberry juice that has collected in the bowl over the crumbled macaroons. Toss to coat.

  • To assemble, choose six goblets that hold at least 12 ounces; in each, make two layers in the following order: scant 1/4 cup macaroons, scant 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1/4 cup strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

473 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 48.4g 16% DV; fat 30.9g 48% DV; cholesterol 81.5mg 27% DV; sodium 114.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
This is an easy and delicious twist on strawberry shortcake in elegant form. The orange peel which we used gives a subtle burst of summery "creamsicle" alongside the berries but could be omitted. Also for the sake of simplicity we layered everything in a trifle bowl. Parfaits are nicer if you have them. This would be lovely garnished with a bit of reserved whipped cream and a mint sprig or sprinkle of orange zest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
This is an easy and delicious twist on strawberry shortcake in elegant form. The orange peel which we used gives a subtle burst of summery "creamsicle" alongside the berries but could be omitted. Also for the sake of simplicity we layered everything in a trifle bowl. Parfaits are nicer if you have them. This would be lovely garnished with a bit of reserved whipped cream and a mint sprig or sprinkle of orange zest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Fantastic! A delicious pretty and simple way to impress guests. I will be keeping this recipe and passing it along. I made the Coconut Macaroons III recipe instead of buying...amazing macaroons. They are way tastier and easier than going to the store! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This was a hit but two of my kids didn't like the coconut so next time I'm going to add either ginger snaps oreo cookie or even chocolate chips. White chocolate and/or chopped nuts would work great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
I add a dash of balsamic vinegar to the straberries it adds a subtle but much enhancing taste and helps to draw out the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2016
Simple light and tasty! Can't beat that combination! These were a big hit at my house over the weekend! I felt like the coconut macaroons were excellent in this. Thanks for the recipe! Read More