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National Parfait Day

Today is National Parfait Day. Parfait (from French meaning “perfect”) is a kind of frozen dessert that dates to 1894. In the United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant. The American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit, and/or liqueurs. Wikipedia

The healthy version of parfaits may also be made by using yogurt layered with granola, nuts or fresh fruits, such as peaches, strawberries, or blueberries.

However when we think about parfaits, the Hemingway Key Lime Pie, a tangy pie in graham cracker crust comes to mind. Hope you enjoy this alternative for National Parfait Day.

Key Lime Parfait
A delicious Key Lime Parfait inspired from Hemingway's Key Lime Pie.
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Ingredients
  1. 8 whole eggs
  2. 3 cups sugar
  3. 4 oz Key Lime Juice
  4. 8 oz butter cut 1 in. cubes
  5. 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  6. 4 oz butter melted
  7. 1 tbsp sugar
  8. Cool whip or whipped cream
Instructions
  1. In a large stainless steel bowl, mix together the eggs and three cups of sugar until smooth. Mix in Key Lime Juice, set the bowl over a large pot of boiling water, cook until thick, whisking every now and then. Remove from heat and slowly stir in cubed butter then let cool. In a small bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and tablespoon of sugar. In Irish coffee glasses or any other clear glass of your choice, layer in this order: crumb mixture, key lime custard, whipped cream, crumb mixture and key lime custard. Top with whipped cream, crumb mix, and lime or lemon slice. Enjoy, TJ
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