In a large bowl, mash cherries with a fork until no whole ones remain. Mix in
4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste. Set aside.
In a clean mixing bowl, whip cream until almost sti; peaks form. Beat in ¼ cup
sugar and almond extract. Fold in mascarpone.
Buttery Shortbread and Cherry Parfaits
J&J Snack Foods
1 cup jarred Morello cherries, drained
;⁄; cup sugar, divided, plus more to taste
1 cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon almond extract
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
4 large martini glasses
8 Kirkland Signature Chocolate Dipped
All Butter Shortbread Cookies
1 4-ounce bar Ghirardelli semi-sweet
To assemble, using half of the mascarpone mixture, put a base layer in each glass.
Place 2 shortbread cookies back to back, with the icing facing out, in the center
of each glass and push down into the mascarpone base.
Spoon equal amounts of the mashed cherries into each glass around the cookies.
Top with the remaining mascarpone mixture and garnish with grated chocolate.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: The parfaits can be made up to 3 hours before serving and refrigerated.
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