Raspberry Lime Parfaits


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 pints raspberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce tub mascarpone cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • zest of 2 limes


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Add 3 tbsp sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Cook until crumbs turn golden brown. Set aside to cool.

  2. In medium mixing bowl, gently combine raspberries, liqueur, emulsion and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk softened mascarpone cheese, lime juice, cream and 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form.

  4. Place a dollop of the cheese mixture in a dessert cup. Sprinkle with a little of the crumb mixture and a scoop of the raspberry sauce mixture. Repeat the three layers. Top with a dollop of the cheese mixture and some lime zest.

Recipe Notes

Can substitute cream cheese for mascarpone cheese, if desired.