Amy Riolo: My recipe for Strawberry Mascarpone Parfaits combines strawberries with healthful yogurt and creamy mascarpone for a combination that can't be beat.
We'll start by mixing our creamy mascarpone right into our yogurt. Mascarpone is an Italian cream style cheese. It's very rich and has a little bit of a tangy flavor. So you don't need a lot of it to really thicken up a recipe and give you some nice body and flavor. And then we can stir in our sugar and little bit of cinnamon for extra flavor and now I'm going to stir in my strawberries, which I've just mashed a little bit.
So, now I'm going to layer some of this yogurt mascarpone mixture right into the bottom of my parfait glasses. We'll do this in two or three additions. Then we can top with a layer of our vanilla granola. Then we'll add a layer of fresh strawberries right on top. Now we can add more of our yogurt mixture and we'll just top it with a little bit more granola.
To finish, we'll garnish with a couple strawberry slices. There we have our Strawberry Mascarpone Parfaits, a delicious desert or a treat to enjoy anytime.