Layered Strawberries and Cream Parfaits

Cranberry gelatin, juicy berries, and creamy topping combine in this treat that tastes as good as it looks.


2 - 2 serving

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  • 1 1/4 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/4 c. cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. strawberry extract
  • 2/3 c. strawberries sliced
  • 3/4 c. frozen whipped topping thawed


In microwave-safe bowl, mix gelatin and 1/4 cup juice; let stand 3 min. Microwave in 15-sec. intervals until gelatin dissolves. In second bowl, mix remaining juice, sugar, and extract; stir in gelatin mixture. Transfer 3/4 cup to bowl. Cover; chill 2 hrs. When just starting to set, stir in berries; divide among 2 glasses. Tilt glasses to 45° angle; place in loaf pan. Chill 3 hrs.

Meanwhile, stir whipped topping into remaining gelatin mixture. Cover; refrigerate until ready to assemble, whisking if mixture starts to separate.

Spoon topping mixture over berry gelatin. Cover; chill until set, 1 hr. Garnish with whipped topping, berries, and mint, if desired.

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