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Yogurt Parfaits with Fresh Fruit and Honey

Greek yogurt is strained, making it thicker than other types. Even when made from low-fat milk, it has a lush, silky texture and a fresh, tart flavor. Plain regular yogurt will also work well, or you can thicken yogurt yourself by refrigerating it overnight in a sieve lined with cheesecloth set over a bowl. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbs. sliced almonds 
  • 2 2/3 cups Greek-style plain yogurt  
  • 4 cups fresh fruit such as plums, peaches, nectarines or figs, coarsely chopped 
  • 4 tsp. honey 

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until fragrant and just turning golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to stop the cooking and let cool.

Spoon 1/3 cup of the yogurt into the bottom of a large goblet or parfait glass. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the fruit over the yogurt. Sprinkle with 1/2 Tbs. almonds and drizzle with about 1/2 tsp. honey. Repeat the layers, ending with the honey. Repeat to assemble 3 more parfaits. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Eat Well, by Charity Ferreira (Oxmoor House, 2008).