Apricot and Mulberry Parfaits


Hot summer wave  starts here already, temperature rises to 92′ F (33′ C)… so  making my oven works is not in my priority list now… all I’m interested in is eating  refreshing or cold dessert.

Yogurt- Mascarpone parfait is my first choice of celebrating one hot summer day.



  • 1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 3 ripe apricots
  • 1 cup mulberries



  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the milk, stir and let stand for several minutes to soften
  2. In a FP or blender, combine cheese, yogurt, vanilla, salt, and 6 tbsp sugar. Process until smooth and well blended.  Scrape the mixture into a bowl.
  3.  Place the sauce pan with gelatin over low heat, stir until the gelatin has dissolve, about 2 minutes (don’t allow to boil). Add the gelatin to the  cheese mixture and whisk to mix thoroughly. Cover tightly and chill for 1-2 hours, stir occasionally (the mixture should remain quite soft).
  4. Bring 3/4 of  a sauce pan full of water to boil. Cut a shallow X into the blossom end of each apricot. Immerse the apricots in the boiling water for half minute, then using a slotted spoon, transfer to a work surface. When cool enough to handle, slip of the skins, half and pit then slice.
  5. In a bowl combine the the apricots, mulberries and sugar. toss gently to mix.
  6. Assemble the parfait  and refrigerate up to 6 hours before serving.


  1. That sounds like the exact parfait I need to keep the heat at bay right now 🙂 The last photo looks so tempting!

  2. What an exquisite dessert! A perfect parfait!



  3. Mulberries and apricots are two of my favourites, so this makes me really jealous. I’ll have to wait until October for mulberries, but I’ll have to keep marscapone parfaits in mind when they’re in season – they look gorgeous.

  4. And it’s a delicious way of celebrating a hot day indeed!

  5. Beautiful stuff as always, Zita. I love apricots and always look for way to cook and bake with them. Mulberries, on the other hand, are new to me. Never had them. 😦 Gotta get out more.

  6. mmmm … that gives me a summer-feeling ^^ … over here it’s so cold !! have a great weekend 🙂 XOXO

  7. looks yummy. and even though it’s not so hot here, I’m not too keen on having the oven on either. no doubt i’ll try this one, replacing mulberries by raspberries or later in the summer : blackberries…
    thank you !

  8. What a perfect summer treat!

    • girljapan
    • June 9th, 2009

    Thank you for visiting me, the composition in your photos are amazing! I have added you to my blog roll, looking forward to getting to know you more.

  9. I’m always on the lookout for seasonal recipes like this. Are mulberries the same as blackberries?

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