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Friday, March 29, 2013

EASTER Dessert: Warm up a Cold Weather with a Tropical Fruit Parfait

Bring Bright, Sunny Flavors to an Early Easter
Holidays come early this Spring, warm up Easter Brunch with a tropical fruit parfait  

Spring holidays fall earlier this year and may be much cooler than usual. Warm up the holiday table by incorporating the bright, sunny, refreshing flavors of spring into an Easter Brunch.
A tropical fruit parfait will add some sunshine to your celebration. Start with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, then layer with a sweet, creamy filling scented with Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract (recipe below). Made from the finest oranges, this extract enhances the fruits’ natural flavors. Guests will appreciate the light dessert, which brings a little extra color to what may be a colder than usual holiday.  
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

About 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 Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Beans.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are Allergen-Free and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
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