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Elegant Berry Parfait

  • Serves 4 to 6.


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream


Gently wash berries and drain well. Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, allow to cool, then stir. After mixture has completely cooled, evenly fill champagne flutes or parfait glasses with the custard. Top with layers of the assorted berries. Chill. Before serving, top each parfait with whipped cream.

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