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These quick parfaits have sophisticated flavors. Heavy cream is whipped with creme fraiche, vanilla, and spices. Crushed gingersnaps add texture, and red-currant jam (a Nordic staple) gives the dessert a little tang.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2005

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Credit: Earl Carter

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prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 4
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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