Yummy Fruit ParfaitFrom THE GOLDEN LION BED & BREAKFAST
1 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
1 carton of Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup Extra Creamy Cool Whip, defrosted
~1/2 cup granola cereal (I used Cascadian Farm Oats and Honey)
Fruit of your choice
6 parfait glasses
Even the night before, to save preparation time in the morning, I cream together softened cream cheese and sugar until well mixed. I add in the yogurt, vanilla, and cool whip, and beat at med. speed with a mixer until there are no lumps. Then I put this in the refrigerator until the next morning. But you could make it the morning of, too. It seems to take about two to three cups of fruit to make 6 parfaits.
What is great about this fruit parfait is that you can use whatever fruit you like. I vary using the following: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, mandarin oranges, bananas, kiwi, diced peaches or pears, pineapples. Really, any fruit you like or that is in season will work.
Then I layer all the ingredients in the parfait glasses. First, I place about 2 or 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture in the bottom of each parfait glass. Then cover with a layer of mixed fruit, and repeat another layer of cream cheese. Sprinkle granola on top of this layer of cream cheese, to cover it. Then repeat with mixed fruit, and on top, place cream cheese mixture, placing granola, blueberries and mandarin oranges on top, as a garnish; or use whatever fruit you wish, as a garnish. Serve chilled. Folks seem to enjoy these fruit treats! They are easy to make! Good luck!