Lemon Berry Parfaits Recipe

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Greg Published: May 13, 2021 Modified: September 8, 2021

How To Make Lemon Berry Parfaits

Dress up fresh berries and turn them into a luscious dessert with this berry parfaits recipe. The fresh fruits are layered with a zesty lemon cream.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • 2largeeggs
  • cupssugar
  • ½cuplemon juice,freshly squeezed
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 2tspgrated lemon zest
  • 1cupwhipping cream,chilled
  • 5cupsfresh berries,assorted
  • few springs fresh mint,for garnish
  • 6shortbread cookies,or ginger cookies, optional


  1. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat well. Add the sugar and lemon juice and whisk until sugar is mostly dissolved. Set aside.

  2. Fill the bottom of a double boiler pan with an inch of water. Bring to a simmer, then turn the heat down to low. Melt the butter in the top of double boiler.

  3. Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick enough to coat a metal spoon. Stir in the lemon zest and pour into a shallow bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cold.

  4. Pour the chilled whipping cream into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until the cream holds firm peaks. Be sure the lemon mixture is completely cool; then, using a rubber spatula, gently fold it into the whipped cream.

  5. Place a large spoonful of berries into each glass (leave room for 2 layers of berries and 2 layers of cream) and top with a generous dollop of lemon cream. Top with another layer of berries and lemon cream.

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. (Parfaits can be assembled up to this point several hours ahead of time.) Right before serving, top each parfait with a shortbread cookie and sprig of fresh mint.


  • Calories: 510.03kcal
  • Fat: 25.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.40g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.83g
  • Fiber: 4.02g
  • Sugar: 58.21g
  • Protein: 5.04g
  • Cholesterol: 126.57mg
  • Sodium: 85.22mg
  • Calcium: 73.24mg
  • Potassium: 244.32mg
  • Iron: 2.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 229.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.45mg
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