Champagne and orange juice parfaits

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Champagne or sparking white wine
2 cups Orange juice
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Liquid honey
2 tablespoons Unflavored gelatin
¼ cup Cold water
4 Oranges
2 cups Strawberries
8 Sprigs mint

In saucepan gently warm Champagne, orange juice, sugar and honey, stirring. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 5 minutes. Warm over medium-low heat until just melted; whisk in orange juice mixture. Simmer for 1 minute. Do not allow to boil.

Divide about ½ cup among eight 1 cup martini or widemouth glasses.

Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set. Pour remaining mixture into large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or until consistency of egg whites.

Meanwhile, cut away rind and pith from oranges; cut between membrane and pulp to release sections. Place in bowl. Reserve 8 strawberries for garnish; quarter remaining berries and add to oranges. Spoon over gelatin in glasses.

With hand mixer, whip remaining orange juice mixture until frothy and pale; divide among glasses. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until set or for up to 24 hours. Top each with reserved strawberry and mint sprig. Makes 8 servings. Variation: Orange Juice Parfait: Substitute gingerale for Champagne; omit honey. Typed in MMFormat by cjhartlin@... Source: Canadian Living Magazine Dec. 98

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