View Full Version : Rev: Black Forest Cheesecake Parfaits
07-29-2004, 08:19 AM
I made these last night for a friend who loves black forest anything. I'm not sure exactly how to review these, since what I ended up serving deviated from the recipe a bit. As written the recipe yielded far too little of the cream cheese mixture IMHO. I assembled one parfait as the recipe stated and took a sample--it was like eating cherry pie filling with some random cookie crumbs. Not very good. So for the remaining parfaits I would say I doubled or possibly tripled the amount of the cream cheese mixture. (Except I ran out of cream cheese and whisked in a little mascarpone.) That seemed to produce the right balance of cherries, cream cheese, and chocolate, and allowed me to serve something that resembled the picture. People said they were really good--probably because they were now not remotely light!:rolleyes: (I thought they were just okay, but I'm not a big fan of the cherry/chocolate combo to begin with.)
07-29-2004, 08:52 AM
I looked at these, and thought the recipe seemed weird. I wondered if perhaps they forgot some "reduced fat whipped topping" that was supposed to be folded into the cream cheese mixture.
Which is what I'd do if I made these, and I might... or something like them. I love Black Forest anything.
07-29-2004, 09:00 AM
My mouth watered when I saw all of these parfaits but 8 servings is too many for us. I plan on making at least one of them this weekend but it is always such a pain trying to reduce the servings to 2!:rolleyes:
07-29-2004, 10:34 AM
You know the answer to that, jt! Just make the servings larger!
07-29-2004, 01:38 PM
Thanks for the review. I was going to make these tomorrow night for dessert. Now I'm toying with the idea of adding a layer of the chocolate custard from the funky monkey parfaits in there. Think that would be tasty? Of course that completely blows the calorie count though. Can't have it all can you?
07-29-2004, 02:10 PM
Hmm, well they definitely need something added to them, so a custard layer is a good idea. I'd be more inclined to go with a vanilla/creamy custard myself, but chocolate would probably be good too! I'm just not a big chocolate person (freak, I know!;)), so if you like chocolate and cherries I'd say go for it!
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