With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Rum Raisin Cranberry Parfait

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rum Raisin Cranberry Parfait

After the heavy desserts eaten through the holiday season, this mild yet tasty sauce makes a lovely ice-cream or yogurt parfait. It's not tart like cranberry salsa or cranberry sauce yet not too sweet.

Spoon onto a scoop of ice-cream and top with a cookie then garnish with a tiny sprig of mint for a quick yet elegant dessert. The Parfait in the first photo is layered with ice-cream, peaches and the cranberry topping.
If you are looking to be good, substitute yogurt and sprinkle with granola or cereal.

Rum Raisin Cranberry Topping


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (I used peanuts but use whatever you like)
3 tablespoons dark rum

Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add cranberries; return to a boil. Gently boil cranberries for 10 minutes without stirring.
Pour into a medium glass mixing bowl. Gently stir in remaining ingredients. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on sauce. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

Purée the mixture until smooth and drizzle over your favorite treat.

Makes about 3 cups.

  • I made just half the recipe because that is all the cranberries I had.
  • I thought it unusual that the raisins and nut were pureed all together with the cranberries but I guess that is what creates the final texture and taste.
  • I added a little water at the end to thin a but I think adding a little extra water when cooking the mixture would accomplish the same thing.
  • I could hardly discern the taste of rum so, if it is important to you and you aren't having for breakfast, you might want to add more.
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Ann said...

it looks delicious and I would go with the yogurt option since I went overboard on the sweet for the holidays

Karen said...

That is elegant!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

This sounds delicious! And the photos are so pretty!

Brandi said...

Looks so delicious! Your photos are absolutely beautiful!!!


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