Cherry Love and Black Forest Parfait

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My week without the oven continues. And even though I do miss a freshly baked pastry or a cupcake, I am really enjoying rediscovering all of the frozen and no-bake treats and desserts you can make! Like the one you saw here yesterday. Frozen yogurt anyone?

A couple of weeks ago, I received a package from the wonderful folks at OXO! It contained the cherry pitter and an ice cream scoop. Immediately, my mind started racing with ideas for cherry desserts! This one is just one of them.

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I am a big fan of OXO kitchen gadgets. I have quite a bit a lot of them. Just not the cherry pitter. Can I just say how brilliant and easy to use this little baby is? Ok, how about I show you?

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 If you ask my girls, they will tell you how cool it is to see the cherry pits popping out right into a bowl! If you ask me, I am glad there is no mess to clean. In a matter of seconds you have perfectly pitted cherries ready to pop into your mouth or use in your dessert! Like this one.

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Oh my sweet cherry goodness!!! Was this one good or what!

I am in love with my new go-to cookie crust from this cake. I could eat it with a spoon!

The cherry sauce is out-of-this-world delicious! It would be great on a morning bagel topped with cream cheese… MMmm… Just sayin’ icon smile Cherry Love and Black Forest Parfait

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Black Forest Parfait

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Black Forest Parfait - perfect way to enjoy a delightful treat without all the calories!

Ingredients

    for the cherry sauce:
  1. 6 oz. ( 1 c ) pitted cherries
  2. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 c water
  4. filling:
  5. 2 c vanilla yogurt
  6. for the cookie crust:
  7. 3 1/2 oz Biscoff cookies or graham crackers
  8. 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  9. 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  10. 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  11. 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  12. 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. To make the cherry sauce, place cherries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook until cherries burst and the sauce thickens. Cool completely.
  3. In a food processor, crush cookies to crumbs. Add coffee granules, both sugars and cocoa powder.
  4. Pulse for 30 seconds. Add melted butter. Pulse for about a minute.
  5. Transfer into a small bowl. Set aside.
  6. Prepare your serving dishes. Place cocoa cookie crumbs on the bottom, pressing gently.
  7. Top with 3 - 4 Tbsp of yogurt ( depending on your dishes ).
  8. Top with a layer of cherry sauce.
  9. Top with more yogurt.
  10. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs or shaved chocolate and fresh cherry.
  11. Serve right away or store in the fridge for up to 2 hours.
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I hope you will give this baby a go and feel good about it! It’s great for get-togethers or a romantic dinner for two. Kids love this dessert and can even help put it together. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did!

xoxo,

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I received the cherry pitter and ice cream scoop from OXO through their Blogger Outreach Program. I have not received any compensation but the product is mine to keep. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

 

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  • http://love2dine.wordpress.com love2dine

    Oh how beyond-words wonderful!!

  • http://thecafesucrefarine.blogspot.com/ The Café Sucré Farine

    Anna, this dessert look amazing and so simple! I love that! I just got an OXO cherry pitter and it is fantastic! I made a cherry sorbet that was a breeze since I didn’t have to pit the cherries by hand. I know I’ll be buying a whole lot more cherries with this wonderful gadget! Thanks for another yummy recipe!

  • http://www.grubarazzi.com Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    That is a really cool gadget! I’ll have to remember to get one of these the next time I’m gadget shopping. This parfait sounds so decadent and yummy. Great pics too!

  • http://www.akitchenaddiction.blogspot.com Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    These are gorgeous, Anna! My mouth is watering!

  • http://www.lauralovescakes.blogspot.co.uk Laura loves cakes

    This looks perfect…I’d love to dive right in!! That cherry sauce sounds divine! :-)

  • http://www.atthepatisserie.wordpress.com Ann P.

    I really need a cherry pitter! Definitely registering for one for the wedding! :)

  • http://www.gimmesomeoven.com Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Oooh! I received the cherry pitter from OXO too. So much fun!!

    These look crazy delicious. :)

  • http://www.frommysweetheart.com/ Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    Those cherry pitters are so cool! I love to be able to pop cherries in my mouth without fussing over the pit! A great gadget for olives, too! These parfaits look divine! I love your no bake week. Your desserts have been just luscious! And those glasses are pretty cool, too! : )

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Ramona

    Yay!! Happy to be here in your new home. :) Well done Anna!! Beautiful parfait. I need to get a cherry pitter. I had to pit my cherries for my last dessert by hand. :) I’m all signed up to get new posts via email!! :)

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Awww, thank you, Ramona! The OXO cherry pitter is pretty cool. Thanks for signing up, my friend! xoxo

  • http://noblepig.com Cathy @ Noble Pig

    I have to get that no-splatter cherry pitter…becuase mine splatters! This is beautiful and I have so many cherries right now to use up!!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I am so glad you got it! The coconut cherry chocolate ice cream is calling my name now :) Thanks, Cathy!

  • http://thelady8home.com Minnie@thelady8home

    Wow Anna!!!! Those look so good!! I love the glasses. I am not fond of cherries, but my 9 year old is going to freak out with love when I make these for him :)

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  • http://hiddenponies.com Anna @ hiddenponies

    I love my cherry pitter – makes cherry dessert-making so much more fun!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Right? :) Thanks, Anna!

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    That parfait is amazing looking!!! And a biscoff cookie crust with coffee in it? I am so there!!!!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I am totally obsessed with this crust! I made the first time for my chocolate cheesecake and now I want to put it in everything! Soooo good! Thanks for stopping by, Jocelyn!

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