Crispy Nutty Pear Parfaits
6 firm Bartlett pears
1 c. walnut pieces*
1/2 c. H-E-B Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Central Market Organics Ground Korintje Cinnamon
2 1/2 c. fat free Greek yogurt
1 tsp. H-E-B The Baker's Scoop Double Vanilla Extract
1/2 c. sugar or 0 calorie sweetener
Grate lemon peel, set aside. Squeeze juice from lemons, combine with 2 cups water in large
Core pears one at a time, dip in lemon water to prevent browning. Slice each pear into 16
thin wedges, place back in lemon water. Drain pear slices, toss with grated lemon peel, co
ver with plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
Heat heavy-bottom skillet over high heat 3 minutes. Add walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon
to hot skillet. Stir constantly until sugar begins to melt and
coats walnuts, about 2 min
utes. Quickly place glazed walnuts on foil. Cool, chop, and set aside.
Combine Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and sweetener in food processor or blender. Blend u
ntil smooth, about 1 minute. Layer 1/3 of sliced pears, yogurt and
glazed walnuts in a tri
fl e bowl (or in 16 punch cups). Repeat 2 more layers, cover, chill until ready to serve.
Calories: 70, Total Fat: 0g, Sodium: 15mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugar:
12g, Protein: 4g
My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, December 2011