After spending the day preparing for a family dinner that consisted of Homemade Italian Bread, Stuffed Shells and Cesar Salad it was time to think about dessert! With a dinner like that I knew I wanted something light and refreshing. This is about as refreshing as it gets. Lemon-Cherry Yogurt Parfait has two layers, both are made with greek yogurt and whipped cream, one layer is flavored with lemon and the other with cherry preserves. The combination of lemon and cherry is outstanding! The layers are alternated in the dessert glass to make a very pretty pale pink and white presentation. I topped each parfait with a cherry from the preserves. I was able to get 6 servings with the glasses I chose to serve them in. This is absolutely delicious! A light refreshing dessert that would certainly be the perfect ending to any meal. We loved this, I hope you do too! Enjoy!
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Lemon-Cherry Yogurt Parfait
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 cup 2% Greek-style plain yogurt
1/2 cup cherry preserves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream at high speed until firm. Add the yogurt and beat just until combined. Transfer half of the mixture to another bowl and fold in the cherry preserves.
- To the whipped cream/yogurt mixture add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and confectioners’ sugar and beat at medium speed just until combined.
- Spoon half of the lemon cream into 4 wineglasses and top with half of the cherry cream. Top with the remaining lemon and cherry creams and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.