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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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  • 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 14% DV; carbohydrates 80.4g 26% DV; exchange other carbs 5.5; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 73.9g; fat 2.4g 4% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.1mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 165.3IU 3% DV; vitamin c 10.8mg 18% DV; folate 19.6mcg 5% DV; calcium 230.1mg 23% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 30.3mg 11% DV; potassium 479.2mg 13% DV; sodium 86.3mg 4% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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Very easy to make and delicious! My family loves it! Read More