Friday, July 29, 2011

Lemon Berry Shooters

This is from the Cooking Club of America. They are so good. I just have to share.

 These tiny parfaits pack a lemony burst of flavor in every creamy serving. Your guests will love the presentation, but as an alternative, you also could assemble the parfaits in larger, more traditional serving dishes.

1 (8-oz.) pkg. reduced-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/3 cup sour cream

4 tablespoons purchased lemon curd

1/2 cup amaretti, almond or shortbread cookie crumbs

1/3 cup fresh berries

Small fresh mint leaves, if desired

1. Beat cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla in large bowl at medium speed 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Beat in whipping cream at medium-high speed 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in sour cream.

2. Microwave lemon curd in small microwave-safe bowl 5 to 15 seconds or just until slightly pourable. Spoon about 2 teaspoons cookie crumbs into each of 12 (1 1/2- to 2-oz.) shot glasses. Layer each with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture, 1 teaspoon lemon curd and 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture.* Cover and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with berries and mint leaves.

12 servings

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