Peach Melba Parfait
This fresh and easy dessert can be made with many flavor combinations. Try sliced pears with orange yogurt and mandarin orange segments.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 4 ripe medium peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup nonfat raspberry yogurt
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- 4 leaves fresh mint
In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar.
In 4 parfait or wine glasses, place some of the peach mixture. Top with a spoonful of the yogurt, then some fresh raspberries. Repeat layers, ending with raspberries.
Cover, and chill for 2–4 hours before serving. Garnish with mint sprig.
PER SERVING: Calories: 182 | Protein: 5 g | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Fat: 1.0 g | Saturated Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 37 mg | Potassium: 526 mg | Phosphorus: 126 mg | Calcium: 122 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Exchanges: 2 ½ Fruit, ¼ Skim Milk | Gluten Free: Use gluten-free yogurt
Peach Melba is a dessert invented in the 1890s to honor the opera singer Nellie Melba. She loved ice cream but didn't like its effect on her vocal cords. The chef Escoffier created Peach Melba by combining peaches and raspberries into a warm syrup served over ice cream.