Wineberry Parfait

wbpMy Faithful Assistant and I hit a bounty of Wineberries this morning at church (after worship, of course). We came away with about a quart! It’s a little warm for baking right now and while the Wineberry Jam I made last year was fantastic,  I didn’t want to make jam so I looked through the fridge to see what I had that could be used for a fast Wineberry dessert. Heavy cream and Greek yogurt. Hmmm… That seemed promising.

No Wineberries, or are you just not sure that those berries in the woods ARE Wineberries? No worries! You can use any berries or fruit you like in this.

Wineberry Parfait
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

1. Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
2. Fold in the Greek yogurt.
3. Layer with berries in the dish of your choice. I recommend clear glass so you can see the layers. So pretty!

You should end up with about 4 cups of the whipped cream and yogurt mixture. Depending on the size of the parfaits you decide to make, you could have four huge ones or a bunch of tiny ones. Either way, your guests (or family) will be delighted with this simple and lovely dish. The Wineberries have a bit of iridescence so they practically shimmer in the cream.

Feel free to use any type of yogurt you like. You could also use Marscapone. I would whip it up a little bit to soften it.

Wineberry season is over. It’s a very short one and it’s very exciting. There’s not much more delightful to me than heading out in the early morning to the edge of the woods and finding a bounty of berries. We got a lot more this year than we did last year. We also heard from friends of other places to find even more!

Enjoy!

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