Spice Roasted Peach and Yogurt Parfaits

Our dietitians' favourite

Fruit and yogurt get special treatment in this dessert. Fragrant spices and a touch of sugar, along with roasting the peaches, add intense flavour and the spiced, glazed seeds add crunch. Layered with vanilla-perfumed thick and creamy yogurt and you’ve got a parfait fit for company, yet easy enough for every day.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 Servings
spice roasted peach and yogurt parfaits

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
  • Pinch ground allspice
  • 3 large peaches cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) wedges
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups (500 mL) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

Place peaches in an 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish; sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture and toss gently to coat. Spread in a single layer. Roast for about 15 to 20 minutes or until peaches are tender and lightly browned. Let cool slightly, or to room temperature.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, toast sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until starting to turn golden; add remaining sugar mixture cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until toasted and glazed. Spread out onto parchment paper and let cool.

To assemble, in a bowl, combine yogurt and vanilla. Divide half of the yogurt equally among 6 dessert dishes and top with half of the roasted peaches, then half of the glazed seeds; repeat layers.

Tips

The peaches can be roasted up to 8 hours ahead. Let cool, then cover and store at room temperature until assembling the parfaits. The seeds can be toasted up to 3 days ahead; once cooled, store in a cookie tin at room temperature. The parfaits are best assembled just before serving.

Substitute 3 large black or red plums for the peaches; they may require about 5 minutes longer baking time depending on the firmness of the fruit.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 175 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 2.7 g
Sodium: 33 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 10 % / 114 mg
Vitamin E: 34 %
Selenium: 33 %
Vitamin B12: 31 %
Phosphorus: 23 %