Friday, 11 June 2010

The 21st Century Housewife’s Healthy Mini Fruit Parfaits

This is a delicious, healthy and fresh dessert that only takes minutes to put together, yet is pretty enough to serve at a dinner party.  It also gives you a great opportunity to use those special glass dishes - or even teacups - you have tucked away in the cupboard or china cabinet.

The proportions of the ingredients depend on how many desserts you are making and the size of your dishes, so this is just a guide.  Of course you can use any berries you like - I just happened to have strawberries on hand when I took the photographs.  Just use a flavour of yogurt that compliments the berries.  (Blueberries are lovely with peach yogurt by the way.)  The almond-y Amaretto liqueur does give a lovely flavour, but feel free to leave it out if you are serving these to children or those who don't want to drink alcohol.

You can make these parfaits about an hour or so before dinner and refrigerate, but the sooner you can serve them the better as you don't want the Amaretti biscuits to go too soggy.

For four servings you will need about:-

12 Amaretti biscuits
4 teaspoons Amaretto Disaronno liqueur (optional)
2 cups low fat, low calorie strawberry yogurt
about 1½ cups sliced strawberries

4 pretty glass dishes

Place one Amaretti biscuit in the bottom of each glass.

If using, sprinkle 1 teaspoon Amaretto over each biscuit.  Layer some yogurt over top of the biscuit.

Add a layer of sliced strawberries, and another layer of yogurt.  Then add a final layer of strawberries.

Crush the remaining Amaretti biscuits and sprinkle the crumbs over top.  Enjoy without an ounce of guilt!


  1. That looks so light and refreshing; perfect for a summer evening.

  2. I love parfaits. Refreshing and healthy.


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