Apricot Yogurt Parfaits

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Try this great dessert recipe and add one more fruit serving to your day!

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  • Prep Time:15 minutes plus refrigeration time


Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange


1 can (14oz.) apricots (juice-pak)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon apricot brandy
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 cup fresh apricot slices, kiwi or berries
Garnish: Yogurt, brown sugar or mint leaves   


Drain apricots, pouring 1/4 cup of the juice into saucepan or microwave-safe dish.

Sprinkle gelatin over juice and let stand for 5 minutes to soften. 

Warm over LOW heat or microwave at MEDIUM (50%) power for 30 seconds or until gelatin has dissolved. 

In food processor or blender, puree canned apricots; add lemon juice, brandy, yogurt and gelatin mixture and process for 30 seconds or until combined. 

Pour into parfait or stemmed glasses or champagne flutes. 

Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour or overnight. 

Just before serving, arrange fruit on top. 

Garnish each with small spoonful of yogurt and sprinkling of brown sugar or mint leaf.

Each serving provides: an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium and a good source of potassium.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    135
  • Carbohydrates:    24g
  • Total Fat:    1.1g
  • Cholesterol:    3mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.6g
  • Dietary Fiber:    2g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    8%
  • Sodium:    52 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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