Frozen Cranberry Parfait with Rock Candy Crunch
1 bag Ocean Spray cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
juice of 1 orange
1 cup pumpkin pie puree (the spiced mix, not the unflavored puree)
2 cups whipped cream
4 cups best quality store bought vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup pulverized Chinese rock candy (cover in plastic wrap and crush with flat side of meat tenderizer)
In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, vanilla extract and orange juice until and cook until sugar is dissolved and cranberries soften and mixture starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, fold pumpkin puree and whipped cream. Once combined fold in softened ice cream.
Build each dessert as an individual layered parfait, alternating layers of ice cream mixture ,cranberry compote and crushed rock candy. Garnish with crushed rock candy and mint.