Cherry Parfait Crunch


Makes 4 servings


3/4 pound dark or light sweet cherries
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1/3 cup natural wheat and barley cereal
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
2 cups vanilla nonfat yogurt


  1. Remove stems and pits from cherries; cut into halves (about 2-1/4 cups). Combine cherries, apple juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until cherries begin to soften.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water in small cup until smooth; stir into saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Let cool 10 minutes; refrigerate, covered, until chilled.
  3. Combine cereal and almonds in small cup. Layer half of cherry mixture, half of yogurt and half of cereal mixture in four 10-ounce wine or parfait glasses; repeat layers.

Nutritional Information

Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 46 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 5 g
Calories from Fat 17 %
Calories 257
Protein 9 g
Sodium 140 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1
Milk 1
Fruit 2

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