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Servings 6 servings Calories 472.9

These parfaits are as irresistible as they are stunning.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 7 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 8 ounces crumbled store-bought coconut macaroons

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix strawberries and 6 Tbs. of the sugar in a bowl; let stand until berries release their liquid, 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. 2 When ready to assemble dessert, beat cream and orange zest to soft peaks, gradually adding remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar.
  3. 3 Pour 6 Tbs. of the strawberry juice that has collected in the bowl over the crumbled macaroons. Toss to coat.
  4. 4 To assemble, choose six goblets that hold at least 12 ounces; in each, make two layers in the following order: scant 1/4 cup macaroons, scant 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1/4 cup strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 472.9
  • Carbohydrate 48.4 g
  • Cholesterol 81.5 mg
  • Fat 30.9 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 21.3 g
  • Sodium 114.9 mg
  • Sugar 37.8 g

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Chef's Notes

Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.


  1. Simple light and tasty! Can't beat that combination! These were a big hit at my house over the weekend! I felt like the coconut macaroons were excellent in this. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. I add a dash of balsamic vinegar to the straberries it adds a subtle but much enhancing taste and helps to draw out the flavors.
  3. Fantastic! A delicious pretty and simple way to impress guests. I will be keeping this recipe and passing it along. I made the Coconut Macaroons III recipe instead of buying...amazing macaroons. They are way tastier and easier than going to the store!
  4. This is an easy and delicious twist on strawberry shortcake in elegant form. The orange peel which we used gives a subtle burst of summery "creamsicle" alongside the berries but could be omitted. Also for the sake of simplicity we layered everything in a trifle bowl. Parfaits are nicer if you have them. This would - Read more ...
  5. This was a hit but two of my kids didn't like the coconut so next time I'm going to add either ginger snaps oreo cookie or even chocolate chips. White chocolate and/or chopped nuts would work great too.