Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

This easy dessert or snack comes together in a few minutes if you purchase orange sections from the refrigerated part of the produce section. To make ahead, prepare parfaits and refrigerate, covered, for up to four hours; sprinkle with wheat germ just before serving.

How to Make It

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended. Spoon 1/4 cup blueberries into each of 4 tall glasses. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons yogurt mixture over blueberries in each glass. Add 1/4 cup orange to each serving. Repeat layers with remaining blueberries, yogurt mixture, and orange. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon wheat germ over each serving; serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Carlygirl's Review

August 07, 2013
I will say this is probably a little biased because I don't like blueberries, at least not whole ones. I used non-fat Vanilla Greek yogurt instead of reduced fat. I also didn't think the wheat germ was necessary, or at least not that much of it. It was pretty and I did enjoy the orange slices in the yogurt.

Tinkerbell0914's Review

July 22, 2013

jb1963's Review

January 08, 2012
Delicious! I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt, and added 2 packets of truvia per container of yogurt, and about 1/4 tsp orange blossom water that I happened to have in the house.Yum Yum.

StephMerrifield's Review

July 02, 2010
Love this recipe. You can substitute vanilla yogurt for greek style yogurt and when I do that, I don't add the turbinado sugar. It's amazing how something so simple can be so, so, so good.

cafe114's Review

July 22, 2009
I have made this at least five times since I first read the recipe. I even bought parfait glasses for it! My husband and I both love it. I use more orange peel than specified and use artificial sweetener rather than sugar. This will stay in our breakfast rotation.

liesel's Review

June 13, 2009
Delicious! The kids liked very much. I used fresh orange sections for some and mandarin oranges for some. Still good with the mandarin oranges, but not nearly as fresh tasting. Will definitely make again. The kids had oatmeal banana bread that I made into muffins with the parfaits. I also used regular yogurt because I had no greek style on hand.

JoyRebello's Review

June 06, 2009
Very easy and quick to prepare. I did vary and use thawed, frozen, and drained blueberries as that is what I had. I also added strawberries and peaches to the fruit mixture as I had a few on hand. If you like more yogurt in your parfait, you may need to increase that mixture as I barely had enough to complete 4 of these. Kids would also love this pretty dessert or snack. It looks almost fancy and with a sprig of fresh mint could sit on just about any table.