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Strawberry-Campari Crunch Parfaits

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“Sweet and boozey berries layered with oat crumble and Campari accented soft mascarpone cream make these stunning parfaits a sensational dessert that will arouse your tastebuds! A lush ruby red Italian bitter, Campari is known for its bold herbal bitterness with notes of rhubarb, berry, and a floral finish. Campari's complex flavors are a sensational balance for simply sweet strawberries. Inspired by Caroline Ford's Strawberry Campari Tart featured in Serious Eats "Spirited Cooking". Note: you can substitute crushed Italian amaretti cookies for the oat crumble, if available.”

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  1. Combine oats, brown sugar, and butter; mix well. Spread in 15-10-1-inch baking pan; bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Crumble; cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat mascarpone cheese with sugar, Campari, and vanilla for about 2 minutes, or until mixture is light and fluffy and the sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream on high for 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Gently fold 1/2 of the whipped cream into mascarpone mixture to combine; gradually fold in remaining whipped cream.
  4. Toss strawberries with sugar and Campari in a small bowl. Let sit for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Layer Oat Crumble (or crushed Italian amaretti cookies), Mascarpone Cream, and Strawberries in parfaits or dessert glasses and garnish with fresh mint, or refrigerate separately until ready to serve.

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