Recipe

Cherry parfait

Topped with crunchy toasted oats, these layered yoghurt and cherry parfaits are a quick, delicious and healthy dessert. You can add a handful of slivered almonds to the toasted oats for extra crunch if you like.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Ingredients

Cherry parfait
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup (150g) fresh or frozen seeded cherries, halved
  • 2/3 cup (190g) skim-milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon rolled oats, toasted

Method

Cherry parfait
  • 1
    Combine sugar, the water and cherries in medium saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 2 minutes or until syrup thickens. Cool.
  • 2
    To toast the oats, stir them in a heated small frying pan over medium heat until browned lightly; or roast them in the oven, on an oven tray.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, combine yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Divide half the cherry mixture between two ¾ cup (180ml) glasses. Top with half the yogurt, then remaining cherry mixture and yogurt. Sprinkle with oats just before serving.

Notes

You can toast the oats ahead of time, just store the oats in a snap-lock bag and sprinkle over the parfaits just before serving. Parfaits can be made the night before and kept, covered, in the refrigerator.

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