Friday, June 17, 2011

Strawberry Margarita Parfaits Recipe

Strawberry Margarita Parfaits

recipe photo

Prep Time 35 Minutes
Total Time 2:35 Hrs
Makes 6 serving

cup fresh lime juice
tablespoons orange juice
teaspoon unflavored gelatin
tablespoon tequila
tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur
teaspoons grated lime peel
(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
cup whipping cream, whipped
quart (4 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced
  1. In medium saucepan, combine lime juice and orange juice. Sprinkle gelatin over top; let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat over low heat until clear and dissolved, stirring occasionally. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. Add tequila, liqueur, lime peel and condensed milk to gelatin mixture; mix well. Fold in whipped cream.
  3. Rub the outside rims of your glasses with a cut lime and dip each glass lightly into a plate of sugar.
  4. Divide one-third of the strawberries among individual 10-oz. parfait glasses. Top with half of the tequila mixture. Top with half of the remaining strawberries and all of the remaining tequila mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Cover glasses with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Top with an extra dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with grated lime peel. 

Ingredient Substitution
If you prefer a nonalcoholic dessert, use 2 tablespoons orange juice in place of the tequila and orange liqueur.
This dessert provides nutrition and great taste, thanks to 2/3 cup strawberries per parfait. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also contain antioxidants that can help maintain healthy cells.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1/6 of Recipe)
  • Calories 375
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 44g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
  • Vitamin A 14.00%;
  • Vitamin C 50.00%;
  • Calcium 22.00%;
  • Iron 2.00%;
  • 2 1/2 Starch;
  • 1/2 Fruit;
  • 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
  • 3 ;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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