Peach & Raspberry Parfaits
This refreshing dessert is perfect for a warm summer night! It is a delicious way to get 25% of your daily recommended 2 cups of fruit, and is full of other vitamins and minerals. Peaches and raspberries together provide vitamin A, several B vitamins, vitamin C, and potassium. Add variety by using different fruit combinations, such as strawberries and kiwi. The cream cheese mixture can also be used as a light dip for your favorite fruits.
Serves: 1 parfait
½ c (4 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
¼ c sugar, divided
1 c vanilla fat-free yogurt
2 c sliced peeled peaches (6-7 peaches)*
1 c raspberries
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 3 T sugar until smooth. Beat in yogurt until blended.
Combine remaining 1 T sugar with peaches and raspberries in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes.
To build parfaits, spoon 2 T of cream cheese mixture into each of 6 glasses. Top each with ¼ c fruit mixture. Repeat layers with remaining cheese mixture and fruit. Chill until ready to serve.
*Quick Tip: To make peeling easier, place peaches in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes. Remove from water, and use a small knife to start removing the skin. The skin will peel off nicely from the flesh.