Party Parfaits

As Donkey would tell Shrek, everybody likes parfait!  This delicious party parfait recipe will make you a hero in your household!  Bring the family together with this super decadent creamy parfait recipe.

Party Parfaits
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
As Donkey would tell Shrek, everybody likes parfait! This delicious party parfait recipe will make you a hero in your household! Bring the family together with this super decadent creamy parfait recipe.
Ingredients
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 (20 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) container reduced-fat frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • ½ cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs, divided
Instructions
  1. Combine gelatin and orange juice and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat milk until boiling and add to gelatin.
  3. Transfer to blender and blend until well blended.
  4. Add cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, orange peel and blend again.
  5. Drain oranges reserving the juice in a small dish.
  6. Add pineapple and reserved juice to gelatin mixture and blend again.
  7. Fold in the whipped topping.
  8. Divide up half the oranges into 8 dessert dishes.
  9. Layer with half the gelatin mix and half the cracker crumbs.
  10. Repeat, gelatin, crumbs, and top with oranges.
  11. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, sprinkle with more crumbs and maybe a dollop of whipped cream on top.

 

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