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Chocolate Espresso Pirouette Parfaits

Chocolate Espresso Pirouette Parfaits

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These rich Italian-style stirred custard desserts are spiked with coffee and garnished with cookies and shaved chocolate.  They're very easy to make and make a beautiful presentation.

serves 8 (1 parfait each)


cost per recipe: $13.03

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 1

    canister (14.1 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Pirouette® Chocolate Fudge Creme Filled Wafers

  • 4

    egg yolk

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup prepared instant espresso

  • 2

    tablespoons sweet dry Marsala wine

  • 4

    ounces mascarponecheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1

    cup heavy cream

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    tablespoon confectioners' sugar

  • 1/4

    cup grated bittersweet dark chocolate

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How to Make It

Step 1

Reserve 8 whole wafers for garnish.  Cut the remaining wafers into 2-inch-long pieces.

Step 2

Beat the egg yolks and granulated sugar in the top pan of a double boiler over hot water with a whisk for 5 minutes or until the mixture is thickened.

Step 3

Stir the coffee, wine and cheese in the pan.  Cook and stir with a whisk for 10 minutes.  Remove the pan from the double boiler.  Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Beat the heavy cream, vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Step 5

Divide the espresso cream among 8 glasses.  Top each with about 1/2 cup wafter pieces.  Divide the whipped cream and the chocolate among the glasses.  Garnish each with 1 whole wafer.

Recipe Tips

  • Tip: For a chic serving idea, serve this dessert in wine or martini glasses.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • d_o_reichard

    December 20, 2011

    Chocolate Espresso Pirouette Parfaits

    Wow it looked great but where do you get the cheese?

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  • Donyell K.

    October 19, 2007

    Chocolate Espresso Pirouette Parfaits

    It's the perfect ending to an awesome evening!

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