I love parfaits! You can eat it pretty much any time for a snack, breakfast or dessert. You can throw in any favorite fruits you like, mix and match to see what taste great together and enjoy. What is even better is that parfaits don’t take much time to make. The only hard decision that you may have to make would be if you want to put it in a fancy glass or a in-the-south mason jar. Homemade fruit parfaits are definitely healthier and less expensive than if you bought them at your local restaurant or the grocery store.
Parfaits can be made ahead of time so that you can just grab one and go. If the fruit that you want isn’t out for the season, you could use frozen fruit as an alternative.
Fresh Fruit Parfaits
1/2 cup mixed berry yogurt
3/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup sliced ripe banana
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
4 whole strawberries
In a small bowl, combine whipped topping and yogurt; set aside 4 teaspoons for topping. Spoon half of the remaining yogurt mixture into four parfait glasses; layer with half of the banana, pineapples, blueberries and sliced strawberries. Repeat layers.
Top each parfait with reserved yogurt mixture and a whole strawberry. Chill until serving.
Cake and fruit can mix well together, right? Even though this next recipe may not be ideal for breakfast, you can still indulge for a sweet treat.
Quick and Easy Fruit Parfait
6 cups cube pound cake
2 cups vanilla pudding
3 peaches, pitted, halved and chopped
Place a dollop of vanilla pudding in six glasses. Top with 1/4 cup of pound cake cubes. Add another spoonful of vanilla pudding and chunks of peaches.
Continue to alternate layers of cake, vanilla pudding and fruit until all of it has been used. Add a maraschino cherry on top and serve immediately.
Tip: You can double the ingredients and layer them inside of a glass bowl. This would be a great idea if you want to make this for a larger crowd like a family reunion or other party type function.
What fruits would you add to your parfait?
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