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Cherry Yogurt Parfaits Recipe

Cherry Yogurt Parfaits Recipe

Here’s a dessert that you can throw together in no time–but it’s super pretty and also completely luscious. A great last-minute dessert for parties and picnics: just bring the ingredients along in a chilled cooler and assemble on the spot.

Satisfyingly creamy and filled with sweet cherries: fresh summertime bliss!


2 cups fresh cherries, washed, pitted, and sliced in half
2 cups vanilla whole-milk yogurt
fresh mint or a few pitted, halved cherries, optional, for garnish

Spoon about 1/4 cup cherries into each of 4 tall glass parfait cups, top with 1/4 cup yogurt, then repeat layering. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a few cherries, if desired.

Serves 4.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Desserts

Adapted from “A Rainbow of Fruit Desserts”, a How-To Guide (Care2 Publishing, 2003).

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9:04AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Trader Joe's has a large jar of morello cherries for under 3 bucks.(sugar added I think)
Hmmm...also sells large containers of yogurt .
I would get the plain yogurt if I bought the sweetened cherries.

8:57AM PDT on May 14, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:38AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Looks & sounds delicious, but I'd probably replace the cherries with strawberries, because I'm not a big fan of cherries. My absolute favorite yogurt parfait is the ones from McDonald's.... mmmm sooo good!!!!

7:32AM PDT on May 14, 2013


2:36AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

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2:39PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

2:28AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

Great!! Thanks!

11:52AM PDT on May 24, 2012


6:08AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

This sounds delicious.
Thank you

4:29AM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

Thanks for the recipe.

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