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

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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

Photo (above): Tropical Fruit Parfait made with Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract
All photos provided by Nielsen-Massey PR

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