Apricot and Orange Parfaits

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Jan. 10, 2012


Dried apricots 1/2 Pound
Orange 1 , rind grated and juiced
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sherry 3 Tablespoon
Whipping cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Canned mandarin orange segments 16 Ounce , drained (2 Cans Of 8 Ounces Each)
Whipped cream 1 Tablespoon , garnish (Additional For Garnish)



1) In cold water, soak the apricots for about 8 hours or overnight.


2) Drain the apricots and put them in a pan.

3) Add just enough fresh water to cover the apricots and add the orange juice and rind and sugar.

4) Bring the contents of the pan to a boil and then gently simmer till the apricots are soft.

5) Let the apricots cool and then add the sherry. Stir well.

6) In a blender, puree the apricot mixture, or press it through a nylon strainer with the back of a wooden spoon.

7) Lightly whip the cream and fold it into the puree.

8) Chill the mixture for a minimum of 30 minutes, or even more.


9) In the base of each of 6 tall glasses, put some mandarin segments.

10) Divide the chilled apricot cream equally between the glasses.

11) Top with the remaining mandarin segments and a swirl of the whipped cream.


12) Serve the preparation chilled for maximum flavor. Makes a good dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 259Calories from Fat 70

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 61 mg2.54%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 38 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet