Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

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When strawberries are in season, we make sure to take full advantage with ALL things strawberry. This parfait is a different take on strawberry shortcake that you'll love!

Ingredients:

For the Strawberry Sauce:

2 cups sliced strawberries

1 TB maple syrup

i TB arrowroot starch (or organic corn starch)

1/2 cup water

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

2 cups heavy cream

8 ounces softened cream cheese

4 TB maple syrup

Directions:

Strawberry Sauce: Simmer sliced strawberries with 1 TB maple syrup (or sweetener of choice), arrowroot starch, and water. Transfer to blender and blend together. (Keep a portion of strawberries out so that you have some whole slices.)

Whipped cream cheese topping: Whip heavy cream into whipped cream until soft peaks form. Add softened cream cheese and whip together, along with 4 TB maple syrup (use more or less to your liking).

Layer the cream cheese mixture, strawberry sauce, and grain-free shortbread crust (find the recipe here with my shortbread caramel bars), or shortbread of choice. 

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