The second dessert I am bringing you from The Dinner Party was probably my favorite. It was absolutely insane and it combined some of my favorite things! This is Triple Delight Brownie Parfait! The players: brownie, Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling, Ganache, Crushed Pecans, and all topped off with whipped cream. Chris came up with the Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling, and honestly, I would make that stuff and just eat it straight up with a spoon. She usually puts it in phyllo shells or mini tarts. We put it on top of a brownie!
Triple Delight Brownie Parfait
|Triple Delight Brownie Parfait, Chocolate Truffles,|
and a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcake
Crumbled Brownie Pieces (I used my Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies)
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Topping:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
8 oz prepared whipped topping
4 oz good bittersweet chocolate
4 oz good semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tbsp liquor
1/4 tsp vanilla
Whipped Cream (we made our own by whipping cream with a little sugar)
|Just before the whipped cream...mmm|
1. Make the brownies, let cool.
2. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar and salt until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Finally, fold in the whipped topping. Set in fridge until ready to use.
3. Make the ganache: place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan and then immediately pour over the chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the liquor and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
4. Assemble the parfait: using 12 small glass bowls, place crumbled brownie pieces along the bottom of each dish. Top with a few spoonfuls of the cream cheese topping and then drizzle with some ganache. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top and then top with a dollop of whipped cream.