Snack Trend Recipe Evidence: Almond Yogurt Parfait

Snack Trend Recipe Evidence: Almond Yogurt Parfait

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Snack Trend Recipe Evidence: Almond Yogurt Parfait

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Recipe Evidence for Food Channel 2010 Snack Trend #8: Yogurt Redefined

Recipe courtesy of Delicious Living magazine.

In lieu of ice cream or custard, end a meal with a light and refreshing yogurt-based organic dessert with almonds.

Almond Yogurt Parfait

INGREDIENTS
1 quart plain nonfat or regular yogurt
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons honey, divided
Mint leaves, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. Spoon yogurt into a sieve lined with a paper towel or cheesecloth and set over a bowl. Refrigerate and let drain for 2 hours.

2. Place sugar in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat until liquefied (watch carefully to avoid burning). Add almonds and sauté until light brown, stirring constantly. Spread out almonds on a piece of foil to cool. Dust with cinnamon and chop coarsely.

3. Blend almond extract, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon honey into yogurt. Divide yogurt into four parfait glasses. Drizzle with remaining honey and sprinkle with candied almonds. Garnish with mint.

NUTRITION
Calories 255,Fat 5,Perfat 15,Cholesterol 4,Carbo 47,Protein 11,Fiber 1,Sodium 149

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