Sweet Splurge: Lemon-Cherry Yogurt Parfait

By Food & Wine

© Stephanie Foley Thick and creamy Greek-style yogurt is a fast and healthy base for tangy parfaits. Here, Grace Parisi, F&W's Senior Recipe Developer, creates a beautiful parfait by spooning yogurt and chunky cherry preserves into glasses in alternate layers. More Fast and Easy Desserts

Lemon-Cherry Yogurt Parfait
INGREDIENTS
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 cup 2 percent Greek-style plain yogurt
1/4 cup cherry preserves
1/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. 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.
2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened, about 1 minute. Microwave the gelatin at high power for 5 seconds, just until melted. Add the gelatin to the plain whipped cream mixture along with the lemon juice, lemon zest and confectioners' sugar and beat at medium speed just until combined.
3. 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.

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