Amaretti White Chocolate Coffee Parfaits

Author: Canadian Living

Almondy amaretti cookies and fragrant, strong coffee complement a creamy white chocolate ganache in this pretty-enough-for-company treat. Any wineglasses will do, but we chose stylishly retro martini glasses.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz white chocolate finely chopped
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely crumbed amaretti cookies (about 23 cookies)
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely crumbed almond biscotti (about 23 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup cold strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons almond liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate finely grated

Method

In small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in vanilla; set aside. Place white chocolate in large heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) of the cream over medium heat just until bubbles form around edge, about 4 minutes. Pour over white chocolate along with vanilla mixture; whisk until smooth. Whisk in remaining cream. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

Place cookies in separate bowl; toss with coffee and liqueur. Let stand until slightly softened, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat white chocolate mixture until very stiff peaks form; spoon into piping bag fitted with star tip, or use spoon. Pipe or spoon one-third of the white chocolate mixture into 6 martini glasses. Sprinkle with half of the cookies. Repeat layers once. Pipe or spoon remaining white chocolate mixture over top; sprinkle with grated chocolate. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 91 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 819.0
  • Total fat 65 g
  • Cholesterol 161 mg
  • Saturated fat 39 g
  • Total carbohydrate 56 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 42.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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