Amaretto Pear Parfaits
photo by Caroline Cooks
- Ready In:
- Combine pears through sugar and liqueur, cover and chill 1 hour.
- 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.
- Sprinkle 1 Tbs almonds over top of each parfait. Chill until serving time.
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I made this last night and all I can say is "Oh YES!". My but this is good and you can't beat the ease of preparation in this hot summer weather. The gingersnaps are wonderful and the amaretto adds that elevating above the norm touch. I sprinkled a small amount of cookie crumbs on top as well. This was very well received. Thanks echo for another winner.
Holy amaretto, echo echo!!!!! .... this is sooooo easy and soooo good!!!!! I did make one change. Had made some more of Sharon123's wonderful Pear Honey #38275 yesterday, so that when I chopped the pears for this, I added about 4 Tbsp. leftover Pear Honey to the mix. Otherwise, made just as you indicated. As Rachel would say...Yum O!!!! Thanks for being one of my PAC babies this fall...Hugs, Caroline
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