Recipe courtesy of Daisuke Utagawa

Chestnut Parfait

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 22 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup raw sugar

1/4 cup water

1 can boiled chestnuts

2 teaspoons Grand Marnier

1/3 loaf pound cake, torn

8 tablespoons Marsala

8 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream

Caramel sauce

1 package blackberries

Walnuts

Directions

  1. Make a simple syrup by combining the raw sugar and water in a saucepan and cooking over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. Next, drain the water from the canned chestnuts. Place in a food processor and puree. Add the simple syrup and Grand Marnier, to taste, while blending (chef's tip: make it a bit sweeter then you like). Lay the torn chunks of pound cake in the bottom of 4 serving glasses. Add 2 tablespoons of Marsala to each and then some chestnut puree on top of the poundcake. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. After removing it from the refrigerator, add layers of the whipped cream and caramel sauce. Top with blackberries and walnuts before serving.