Amaretti cream cheese parfait

This is one the easiest, quickest but yet delicious desserts ever! Cream cheese, whipped cream, amaretti biscuits – amazing combination plus it looks great, although it is not hard to prepare. Of course it has another plus – it could be prepared in advance and save you time when you have other things on your hands or you are cooking for a dinner party at home.

I ofter search and develop dessert recipes, which are easy and quick to prepare, and most of all could be cooked in advance. I believe that dessert is an essential part of every dinner party and time should not be a reason to skip the best part. That is why you will love this recipe from the first time you taste it and prepare it at home.

Amaretti Cream Cheese Parfait (2 of 2)

Ingredients:
200 grams (7 oz) cream cheese
100 grams (3.5 oz) whipped cream
1 table spoon vanilla liquor
100 grams (3.5 oz) powder sugar (divided in two equal parts) – add more or less, if you prefer sweeter or less sweet taste of the creme
Amaretti biscuits – quantity depends on your taste

Amaretti Cream Cheese Parfait (1 of 1)

In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese, vanilla liquor and half of the sugar until nice and smooth.
In another bowl whip the cream with the rest of the sugar until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture, using a rubber spatula. If you still see some cream cheese lumps, use your mixer on low speed for 10-15 seconds to break the lumps.
Store the cream cheese mixture in the fridge up to 3 days. Just before serving, crush a few amaretti biscuits using your hands or a food processor and add them to the cream cheese mixture. Do not add the biscuits until you are ready to serve the dessert, because they will absorb moisture from the cream and will softer with time. So, in order to keep them crunchy, as I believe this dessert tastes the best, just add them in the last minute.
Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture and pipe it in small serving glasses or over your favorite biscuits. I used store bought cake layers – I used cookie cutters to cut them in the desired shapes and then I moisten them with a little cold coffee. They make a great base for the cream cheese mixture.

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