Amaretto Pear Parfaits

READY IN: 16mins
Recipe by echo echo

Bosc pears work well in this dessert. I also love the flavor combination of amaretto and peaches, so peaches would probably also work well in this recipe. Based on a recipe I found in Cooking Light a couple years ago. The original used softened low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, but I've only made it with the yogurt. The 1 hour cooking time is actually chilling time. With the low-fat frozen yogurt, Cooking Light showed the nutritional values per serving as: 238 calories, 5.6 grams fat, 39.9 g carbs, 137 mg sodium.

Top Review by Slatts

This was an easy and light dessert that looks very impressive. I made it as suggested with nonfat vanilla yogurt. The spice of the gingersnaps are a great contrast to the sweetness of the rest of the dish. We will be having this again soon with peaches or nectarines!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 12 teaspoons sugar
  • 12 cup gingersnap crumbs (about 2 oz)
  • 1 12 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt or 1 12 cups softened low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Combine pears through sugar and liqueur, cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Spoon layers into each of 4 8-oz glasses in this order: 1 Tbs crumbs, 3 Tbs pear mixture, 3 Tbs yogurt or frozen yogurt. Repeat layers.
  3. Sprinkle 1 Tbs almonds over top of each parfait. Chill until serving time.

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