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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Gingersnap-and-Jam Parfaits

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • yield: Makes 4
Photography: Earl Carter




  • 3/4 cup red-currant jam or jelly
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 (about 1/2 cup) gingersnap, cookies crushed


  1. Step 1

    Whisk together jam and lemon juice in a small bowl; set aside. Beat the creme fraiche, cream, sugar, vanilla, and spices with an electric mixer until mixture holds stiff peaks. Gently fold in 1 tablespoon jam mixture with a rubber spatula, creating red swirls.

  2. Step 2

    Layer 1 heaping tablespoon cream mixture, 1 tablespoon crushed cookies, and 1 tablespoon jam mixture in a small glass. Repeat layering; top with a dollop of cream mixture. Make 3 more parfaits. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 hour.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2005

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