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Amaretto-Scented Pear Parfaits with Gingersnaps

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)
Freeze the parfait glasses for about 1 hour before assembling to keep the yogurt from melting too quickly.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped peeled ripe Bosc pears (about 3 large)
  • 1/4 cup amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup gingersnap crumbs, (about 4 ounces, crushed)
  • 3 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 238
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 5.6 g
  • carbohydrate 39.9 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 137 mg
  • calcium 149 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; cover and chill at least 1 hour.

  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon cookie crumbs into each of 8 (8-ounce) glasses; top each with 3 tablespoons pear mixture and 3 tablespoons yogurt. Repeat layers once, ending with the yogurt. Top each with 1 tablespoon almonds.