Health

Creamy Apricot-Ginger Parfait

creamy-apricot-ginger-parfait Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Deborah Williams/Pat Bates and Associates

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese
  • 2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons low-sugar apricot preserves
  • 12 thin gingersnaps

Preparation


Place goat cheese, yogurt, and sugar in a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Place cream in a medium bowl; beat with a whisk or in a stand mixer until soft peaks form (about 2 minutes). Fold cream into goat cheese mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon low-sugar apricot preserves into each of 4 glasses; top each with a little less than 1/4 cup goat cheese mixture and 2 gingersnaps, crushed. Repeat layering with the same amount of jam and cream; top each parfait with 1 crushed cookie. Serve immediately.


  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 354
Fat per serving: 20g
Saturated fat per serving: 12g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 35g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 52mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 257mg
Calcium per serving: 172mg

Good to Know

Goat cheese and low-fat yogurt offer a healthy alternative to ice cream or custard, but still present a rich and creamy taste. Low-sugar apricot preserves add a tangy twist to the light dessert.

Emily Luchetti