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Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

Tags:strawberry, shortcake, strawberries, ice cream, dessert

Serving Size:Serves 6


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Kirsch OR Brennan's Cherry Preserves, thinned
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Brennan's Shortcake



These just look like summer! Also try with mixed berries.


Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in Kirsch (or thin cherry preserves to a watery consistency in boiling water and then add to water and sugar). Let cool. Syrup will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Combine the berries with 2 tablespoons of syrup in a large bowl. Set aside. 

With the whisk attachment on a standing mixer, beat the cream. While whisking, add the sugar and vanilla. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Place six wine glasses (or other festive glasses) on a work counter. Cut the cake into small pieces that will fit inside the glasses. 

To build the parfaits, place a piece of cake in the bottom of a glass. Drizzle with syrup, top with 2 teaspoons of berries, and a generous dollop of whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, layering cake, syrup, berries, and cream until the glasses are full. Chill until ready to serve.
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