I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cran-Orange Parfait

Very light, fluffy, & fruity. If you are looking for a real rich sweet dessert, this one is not for you. It's lightly sweet, but very good.

(serves 4)

*2 cups plain yogurt (I use greek)
*4 tablespoons orange marmalade
*3/4 cup heavy cream
*1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
*1 tablespoon white sugar
*1 cup whole cranberry sauce
*2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
*2 teaspoons orange zest
*2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted (optional)

~Place a coffee filter or two or three layers of paper towel in a fine sieve.
~Put yogurt in coffe filter, let drain over bowl for at least 2 hours or overnight, in the refrigerator.
~Throw away liquid from the bottom of the bowl.
~In a small bowl, mix drained yogurt and marmalade.
~In a large mixing bowl, whip cream, until it begins to thicken.
~Add vanilla & sugar to whip cream and whip until soft peaks begin to form.
~In a medium bowl, gently mix cranberry sauce, orange juice, orange zest & half of the whip cream.
~Add the other half of whip cream to the yogurt-marmalade mixture.
~Layer yogurt & cranberry mixtures in 4 parfait or wine glasses.
~Sprinkle top with pecans.
~Chill for at least 1 hour.

-substitute pecans for granola.
-substitute pecans for wheat germ.
-substitute homemade whip cream for cool whip.

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