Black Cherry, Gingersnap and Georgia Pecan Parfait

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time: 10 min., Cooking/Baking time: 0
  • Georgia Pecan Commission

This retro-inspired, but modernly-flavored dessert is best made at least 30 minutes ahead of serving, allowing time for the gingersnap crumble to soften slightly.

  • 8 ginger snaps
  • 1/2 cup Georgia pecan halves, toasted if desired
  • 2 (6-oz each) containers non-fat black cherry yogurt
  • 2/3 cup fat-free whipped topping
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 black cherry for garnish (optional)

In a medium size re-sealable plastic bag, combine ginger snaps and 1/4 cup pecans; seal bag. With a rolling pin or large heavy spoon, gently pound mixture to crumble cookies and pecans. (The mixture should be somewhat coarse, not finely ground.) Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix all yogurt together. Add whipped topping and gently fold in to blend. Do not over mix.

To assemble in individual 6 to 8 ounce glass serving pieces, spoon 2 tablespoons gingersnap-pecan mixture into bottom of each glass. Top each with 1/4 cup yogurt mixture. Portion the chopped kiwi into each glass and top with about another 1/4 cup yogurt mixture to use all that’s remaining. Top each serving with remaining gingersnap-pecan mixture. Coarsely chop remaining 1/4 cup pecan halves and sprinkle on top for garnish.

Refrigerate parfaits at least 30 minutes or up to two hours. Serve chilled.

Nutrition information per serving—calories: 254; protein: 6g; carbs: 30g; saturated fat: .5g; monounsaturated fat: 7g; polyunsaturated fat: 2g; cholesterol: 1mg; fiber: 2.5g; sodium: 150 mg.

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