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!
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
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.