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Black cherry, gingersnap and Georgia pecan parfait

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This retro-inspired, but modernly-flavored dessert uses gingersnap crumbs to mimic a sweet cookie crust in this colorful spin on the classic layered trifle. Here, fruit yogurt is lightened with whipped topping to create a mousse-like layer, while tropical kiwi and crunchy pecans provided pleasing contrasts. Change the yogurt flavor, type of fruit, and variety of nut to create tasty new variations on this recipe. This treat is best made at least 30 minutes before serving to allow time for the gingersnap crumbs to soften just slightly before digging in.

Ingredients

gingersnap(s)

4 item(s)

fat-free cherry vanilla yogurt

12 oz, or black cherry yogurt

fat free whipped topping

cup(s)

kiwifruit(s)

2 medium, peeled and chopped

unsalted pecan halves

halves, from Georgia, toasted if desired

Instructions

  1. Put gingersnaps in a medium size re-sealable plastic bag and seal bag. With a rolling pin or large heavy spoon, gently crumble cookies. (The mixture should be somewhat coarse, not finely ground.) Set aside.
  2. Spoon yogurt into a small bowl. Add whipped topping and gently fold in to blend. Do not over mix.
  3. To assemble in individual 6-ounce glass serving pieces, spoon about 2 tablespoons of crushed gingersnaps into bottom of each glass. Top each with 1/4 cup of yogurt mixture. Divide kiwi evenly among glasses and top each with about another 1/4 cup of yogurt mixture. Coarsely chop pecan halves and sprinkle on top for garnish.
  4. Refrigerate parfaits at least 30 minutes or up to two hours. Serve chilled. Yields 1 parfait per serving.

Notes

Source: Georgia Pecan Commission

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