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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chocolate, Almond, and Banana Parfaits - From Katie

Katie sent me this recipe from Epicurious today. It looks amazing! She says, "You'll find yourself just making them for an afternoon snack for yourself."

Chocolate, Almond, and Banana Parfaits
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
3/4 cup mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons amaretto
2 tablespoons sugar
8 1/2-inch-thick angel food cake slices
24 1/3-inch-thick diagonal banana slices (from about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup (about) sliced almonds, toasted

Heat chocolate chips and 4 tablespoons cream in microwave in 1-cup glass measuring cup at 50 percent power just until chocolate is melted, about 30 to 35 seconds. Stir to blend; cool chocolate sauce to lukewarm. Whisk mascarpone, amaretto, sugar, and remaining 2 tablespoons cream in medium bowl until blended and mixture just starts to thicken.
Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out round from each angel food cake slice. Place 1 cake round in each of 4 wine goblets or old-fashioned glasses. Top each cake round with 3 banana slices, 1 heaping tablespoon mascarpone mixture, bittersweet chocolate sauce, and sprinkling of almonds. Repeat parfait layering 1 more time and serve.


  1. Mmmmmm I love recipes with pictures ;) It gives me an idea on what I need it to look like.... now if I can only get the taste part down! I hope you are loving the new place!

  2. Hey Anna G! I got to your blog through Mals! Too cute! I love new recipes! Hope you and your hubby are doing well!


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