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Almond Cream Parfaits Recipe


Almond Cream Parfaits  
Source Taste Of Home



Ingredients:
1 cup sugar divided
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup chopped almonds toasted
1/2 cup shortbread cookie crumbs
1 cup whipping cream
6 marachino cherries (6 to 8)



Direction:
In a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Gradually add 1 cup of hot milk mixture. Return all to pan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Add butter and extract. Mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until cool.
Add almonds. Pour into 6 to 8 parfait glasses. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. In a mixing bowl, beat cream and remaining sugar until soft peaks form. Spoon over parfaits. Chill. Just before serving, garnish with cherries. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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