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Lemon Chantilly Parfait

Simple yet sophisticated, this lemon Chantilly parfait is a great dessert to impress your dinner guests. Layers of fluffy Chantilly creme laced with tangy lemon curd and fresh fruits. You’ll taste summer in every bite!

Simple yet sophisticated, this lemon Chantilly parfait is a great dessert to impress your dinner guests. Layers of fluffy Chantilly creme laced with tangy lemon curd and fresh fruits. You'll taste summer in every bite!

Ever since I made a batch of homemade lemon curd, I’ve been adding it to pretty much every dessert I managed to whip up in the last few weeks. It adds tangy, sweet, summer-y touch to everything it touches. Summer, I’m so glad you’re here!

I made this parfait for my MIL for Mother’s Day. She loves lemon curd, so I was pretty sure she will love this as well. And I wasn’t wrong. It was a hit!

Fruity Chantilly Trifle

You know, I was debating what to call this dessert.

Trifle?

Parfait?

What is this dessert?

After consulting with my friend Google, I settled on parfait. Adding pieces of cake (angel food cake would be nice!) into the layer would make it a trifle. But for now, let’s focus on this marvelous parfait, shall we?

Simple yet sophisticated, this lemon Chantilly parfait is a great dessert to impress your dinner guests. Layers of fluffy Chantilly creme laced with tangy lemon curd and fresh fruits. You'll taste summer in every bite!

This easy parfait comes together in just a few minutes. It takes a lot of beating, but that’s about it. Start with softened cream cheese, beat it with powdered sugar until nice and fluffy, whip the heavy cream and mix everything together to create the fluffiest Chantilly creme. Now, traditional Chantilly creme doesn’t call for cream cheese, but I like how it adds a nice tang to the creme. (As you can recall from my show-stopper Berry Chantilly Cake.)

Lemon Chantilly Parfait- step by step photo tutorial

When it comes to fruits, use whatever fresh fruits you can get your hands on. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi, and/or blackberries. The fruits really do make this dessert. They add freshness, sweetness, texture and color.

Simple yet sophisticated, this lemon Chantilly parfait is a great dessert to impress your dinner guests. Layers of fluffy Chantilly creme laced with tangy lemon curd and fresh fruits. You'll taste summer in every bite!

Enjoy!

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Lemon Chantilly Parfait

Simple yet sophisticated, this lemon Chantilly parfait is a great dessert to impress your dinner guests. Layers of fluffy Chantilly creme laced with tangy lemon curd and fresh fruits. You’ll taste summer in every bite!

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time:20 min

Ingredients:

  • 4oz (110gr) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup (60gr) powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and cut into small pieces

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Transfer the mixture into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into the mixing bowl. Whip until hard peaks form. Add the whipped cream and vanilla extract into the cream cheese mixture. Gently fold until smooth. Chantilly creme is ready.
  3. In 4 small glasses, layer the Chantilly creme, lemon curd and fruits. Repeat the layers. If not serving immediately, chill in the refrigerator. (You can prepare this dessert a few hours in advance.)
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19 comments

  1. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  2. This is so gorgeous and such a tasty summer dessert! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday! 

  3. What a beautiful dessert! It’s perfect for summer! Looking forward to trying it…pinning! 

  4. This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Freedom Fridays.

  5. This sounds delicious! I think you’ve inspired me to make some lemon curd. Found you at Weekend Retreat. 

  6. yum! I love a good berry parfait!

  7. Glad you joined Wednesday round up pin it party, Really want to keep this recipe. I stopped by from the party to pin it and got to check out this delicious dish. Yum , love me a parfait

  8. Looks so colorful and perfect for summer!  Simple yet elegant.  Stopping from the Treasure Box Tuesday Link Party. Pinned 🙂

  9. This looks so delicious! Just light and fresh and summery. Yum!

  10. This looks absolutely delicious Shinee!
    Thanks for sharing at the Say G’day Party! Pinned all of your submissions and hope to see you next week!

  11. Parfait means perfect.. just like these, so you aptly named these desserts Shinee! 

  12. What a beautiful dessert, Shinee! I love how light and simple it is – great way to finish a heavy meal. XO

  13. This looks so delicious and light! Love anything lemon and the chantilly cream sounds awesome 🙂

  14. The fruit totally balances out the sinful nature of the parfait- This looks delicious! 

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