Monday, July 9, 2012

Blueberry Season

Our local stores are featuring sales on blueberries; one of my favorite summer fruits! Well, pretty much every summer fruit is my favorite but blueberries are getting a lot of press lately as a superfruit because of their high levels of antioxidants and I'm sure I can stand to be antioxidized. Anyway, here is a super easy (once you have all the ingredients) and cool dessert from one my Pillsbury cookbook collection for these hot, hot, hot summer days.

Blueberry, Lemon Shortbread Parfaits

1 cup shortbread cookie crumbs
1 cup lemon curd
1 cup Cool Whip, thawed
2 cups fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Crush cookies. I put several cookies in a quart-sized, heavy-duty freezer bag and gently hit them with the side of a meal mallet.

In each of 4 parfait glasses layer about 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs, 2 tablespoons lemon curd, 2 tablespoons Cool Whip, and 1/4 cup blueberries. Repeat layers.

Just before serving, sprinkle parfaits with powdered sugar. 

I also love having an excuse to use my vintage forest green glassware! Makes dessert seem extra special. 

I'm taking part in Mix it up Monday.


annie said...

looks so good!

annie said...

looks so good!

Prims By The Water said...

Love blueberries. Just watched an episode on Food Network that featured a blueberry bbq sauce.. Take care, Janice

Karen said...

We love Blueberries in our house too....right now there is a huge batch of them from Michigan in our Market...we buy them as often as we can.
I love to just cut up strawberries, add the blueberries and a dash of sugar and let them sit a bit and it's a very refreshing dessert or snack.
Thanks for your recipe!


MoonBeam said...

Your glassware is gorgeous...perfect with the blueberries. The recipe sounds interesting, too.