Caramelized apples layered with nonfat vanilla yogurt is a simple and delicious quick dessert. Draining the yogurt for half an hour gives it enough body so it can be layered in a parfait glass with the apples. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Line a colander or sieve with cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set it over a bowl. Spoon in yogurt and let drain for about 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, stir together sugar and water in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cook, without stirring, until the syrup turns deep amber, about 5 minutes. (Do not let the syrup burn.) Remove the pan from the heat, add butter and swirl the pan until the butter has melted.

  • Add apples and lemon juice. Return to low heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender and translucent and the juice has thickened slightly, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Spoon alternating layers of the caramelized apples and drained yogurt into 4 parfait or wineglasses. Sprinkle walnuts over top, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium. 479 mg potassium; 80.4 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g fiber; 74 g sugar; 6.8 g protein; 165 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 20 mcg folate; 230 mg calcium; 30 mg magnesium;

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