Recipe by Chef Taniya Khanna, UBC Food Services.

Maple Blueberry Parfait Recipe

YIELD: 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

Ginger Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup apple sauce
1/3 cup molasses
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 large egg whites
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ teaspoon
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup finely chopped candied ginger
1 cup additional sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (for coating cookies)

Maple Blueberries
½ cup maple syrup
2 1/4 cups + 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Whipped Cream
2 cup whipping cream
¼ cup maple syrup
1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To prepare the ginger cookies: In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, applesauce, molasses and fresh ginger. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add egg whites and mix to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, and ground cloves.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until just combined.
  6. Stir in candied ginger.
  7. Chill dough for 3 hours.
  8. Scoop out small portions of dough and form them into little balls.
  9. Roll them in cinnamon sugar and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. To prepare the maple blueberries: Cook 2 1/4 cups blueberries with 1/2 cup maple syrup in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until blueberries have burst, 3 to 8 minutes. Cool in an ice bath, stirring occasionally.
  12. While blueberry mixture cools, beat cream with remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup in a bowl using an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks.
  13. Stir lemon juice and remaining 1 1/4 cups blueberries into cooled blueberry-maple mixture.
  14. To assemble parfaits: Spoon about 2 tablespoons blueberry mixture into each of 6 glasses and top with half of crumbled cookies and half of whipped cream. Repeat layering of remaining blueberry mixture, crumbled cookies, and whipped cream.
  15. Serve parfaits immediately.

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