Amaretto-Scented Pear Parfaits with Gingersnaps

Freeze the parfait glasses for about 1 hour before assembling to keep the yogurt from melting too quickly.


8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

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Nutritional 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


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


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

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.

August 2004
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