tropical-fruit-parfait

Spring holidays fall earlier this year and may be much cooler than usual.  To keep the table warm and cheery, why not try a tropical fruit parfait, layered with a sweet, creamy filling, scented with Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract. The recipe below offered from the people over at Nielsen-Massey, is guaranteed to add some sunshine to your Spring/Easter celebrations. Made from the finest oranges, the extract will enhance the fruits’ natural flavors.  Your guests will appreciate the light dessert.

Tropical Fruit Parfait

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 to 4 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract

4 fruit choices such as finely diced mango, pineapple, grapes, strawberries or whole blueberries

  1. Combine the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, milk and orange extract in a mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer.
  2. Alternate layers of the cream cheese mixture and the fruit in a trifle dish or parfait glasses by either spooning the cream cheese mixture or piping with a pastry bag.

Note: Approximately 3/4 cup of each fruit choice allows for 2 tablespoons per layer in parfait glasses.

Serves 6

NMV-Orng-4-oz-smallAbout Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, Organic Fair trade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors. Check the website for more info.