18-20ozbox brownie mixI used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, prepared with eggs and oil per the brownie mix directions
21ozcan cherry pie filling
Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Ingredients: (see notes)
4ozpkg cream cheeseat room temperature
1cupheavy whipping cream
3Tbsppowdered sugarmay add more to taste
Make the brownies according to the directions on the package. Cook and cut into small cubes. Set aside.
To make the cream cheese whipped cream, use an electric mixer and whip the cream cheese in a small bowl until it is soft and fluffy. Set aside.
Pour the whipping cream into a large bowl and use an electric mixer set on medium to whip the cream until soft peaks form.
Add the cream cheese to the whipped cream and continue whipping on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and whip to combine. Taste and add more powdered sugar if you want it a little sweeter. Cream cheese whipped cream can be made up to a day ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator.
To assemble the parfaits, add a layer of brownie cubes to the bottom of four parfait glasses. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling. Top the cherry pie filling with 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream and repeat the layers to the top of the parfait glass ending with a layer of whipped cream. If desired, top with a cherry. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Notes: May substitute canned whipped cream or frozen whipped topping for the cream-cheese whipped cream.[nutrition-label]