This is the taste of Springtime! Our Lemon Raspberry Parfait will be a perfect dessert to serve for Mother’s Day. Or any day for that matter! This tangy, lemony custard is layered with a sweetened raspberry sauce. The refreshing flavors give a double-dose of goodness!
Lemon and raspberries go together like bread and butter. With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up this ultra-creamy lemon raspberry parfait that will impress and delight your dinner guests.
How We Made Our Lemon Raspberry Parfait
We increased the lemon juice of our lemon curd recipe to give it a more ‘pucker-power’ lemony-tang. Also, the addition of a little gelatin gives stability to the lemon curd.
As a time-saver, you could always use your favorite brand of store-bought lemon curd. Just heat it gently and stir in the warm syrupy gelatin and additional lemon juice.
Sweetened cream cheese and a few drops of yellow coloring were blended with the cooled lemon curd. The yellow food coloring is optional.
However, having made this lemon-raspberry parfait previously without the coloring, I found the mixture to be very pale and not a lemony color. If you would like a beautiful lemon-yellow color to the lemon mousse then use a drop or two of the food coloring. It really does make a prettier presentation.
To finish making the lemon curd mousse, we whipped heavy cream to stiff peaks and gently folded it into the lemon curd/cream cheese mixture. This is what gives this custard that mousse-like consistency.
An Easy Raspberry Sauce:
This is not an overly sweet sauce. It is sweetened just enough to bring out the luscious raspberry flavor. We made the sauce with two packages of frozen raspberries and a small amount of sugar. You can also use fresh raspberries if they are available.
Cook the mixture just enough to reduce it to a slightly thickened sauce. It really couldn’t be easier or faster.
Putting Our Lemon Raspberry Parfaits Together:
Spoon a couple tablespoons of the raspberry sauce into six stemmed dessert dishes or wine glasses. Next, add one-third cup scoop of the mousse-like lemon custard on top of each.
Add a few more tablespoons of the raspberry sauce, creating the layers.
If you tip and turn the glass to allow the sauce to flow to the edge of the glass, it will show off the pretty contrasting layers. Add an additional scoop of the custard over the raspberry sauce and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. Enjoy!
Here are some menu ideas:
- Butter Lettuce, Strawberries and Cocoa Nibs
- Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Feta Cheese
- Blackberry-Feta Salad with Mache
- Pot Roasted Herb Chicken
- Braised Beef Short Ribs
- Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 630 Total Fat 41g Saturated Fat 23g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 322mg Sodium 299mg Carbohydrates 58g Fiber 5g Sugar 50g Protein 13g