Strawberry Meringue Parfaits with Balsamic Syrup

Perfection in a parfait glass: strawberries, balsamic, meringues, and mascarpone cheese.

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (7)

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 24 ounce strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/4 inches thick
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounce mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounce meringue cookies, crumbled (about 12)


  1. Combine vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil about 8 minutes, or until thick. Let cool. Combine balsamic syrup with berries.
  2. Beat heavy cream, mascarpone, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. Layer strawberries, cream mixture and crumbled meringues in glasses. Serve immediately. Serves 6.