This plum parfait recipes tells you how to make a plum sauce from scratch, or you can substitute plum jam. The mascarpone whipped cream pares well in this parfait.
Mascarpone Whipped Cream
You need to make this ahead of assembling the parfaits as it needs to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours before using.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream, mascarpone, sugar and vanilla together.
Beat until firm peaks form.
Place in a container with a lid and refrigerate.
Makes about 3 cups.
Home Made Plum Sauce
*Note we are giving you the instructions to make the plum sauce yourself, but if you want to use a plum jam in these parfaits, you can do that instead.
Wash the plums, cut in half, and remove the pit.
Slice the plums into small pieces.
Using a heavy bottom skillet,heat the empty pot over medium heat until the bottom is hot.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the plums, sugar, ginger and cinnamon.
You must stir continually until the sugar has dissovled and turns into a syrup and the plums are tender but not mushy.
Turn off and transfer the mixture into a bowl to cool to room temperature.
Do a taste test and adjust the sugar and spices to you taste.
Choose 4 glasses.
Start with a whipped mascarpone layer.
Next a thin layer of granola.
Next a plum sauce layer.
Repeat the layers and garnish with chopped pistacho nuts.