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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


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 80.4g; dietary fiber 4.4g; sugars 73.9g; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 7.1mg; vitamin a iu 165.3IU; vitamin c 10.8mg; folate 19.6mcg; calcium 230.1mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 30.3mg; potassium 479.2mg; sodium 86.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 fruit, 1 fat-free milk, 2 other carbohydrate