Strawberry Meringue Parfaits with Balsamic Syrup

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

Perfection in a parfait glass: strawberries, balsamic, meringues, and mascarpone cheese.

Strawberry Meringue Parfaits with Balsamic Syrup
Lynda Balslev


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
24 ounces strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/4 inches thick
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces meringue cookies, crumbled (about 12)


  1. Combine vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil about 8 minutes, or until thick. Let cool. Combine balsamic syrup with berries.
  2. Beat heavy cream, mascarpone, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. Layer strawberries, cream mixture and crumbled meringues in glasses. Serve immediately. Serves 8.

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