Dessert for your holidays

When the SPIRITS TO MOVE make you want to make a fun and easy dessert for your family and friends over the holidays, why not try this one.  It is from Cat Cora’s “Classics with a twist”.

“Pumpkin Pie” Parfait       Serves 4-6

a sweet desert


2 cups canned pumpkin

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 pint of heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

1 small angel food cake, cut into small circles/cubes

1 cup pecans pieces, toasted

In a processor, mix the pumpkin, brown sugar & melted butter. Remove & refrigerate.  With mixer, whip the heavy cream & confectioners sugar together until whipped to light peaks.  In a wine or martini glass, begin layering the parfait.  Spoon first layer with whipped cream, pumpkin & pecans pieces.  Repeat the process until you finish with a dollop of whipped cream on top & sprinkle of toasted pecans.  repeat the process with 4-6 glasses.  Chill & serve.

You can alternate many other items for the pumpkin if you are not a fan of it.  How about a berry mix, kiwi or pudding? Drizzle some chocolate  on this or put a thin layer on each of your layers as you create them.  The ideas are endless.

Once you have this done, take a picture or blog us back and let us know what you & your family thought of this delightfully sounding dessert, if the SPIRITS TO MOVE you.


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