Holiday yogurt parfaits

holiday yogurt parfaits

A great make-ahead holiday breakfast or a light dessert!


  • 1 small pear, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 small apple, cored and finely chopped
  • 450g (16 oz) Greek yogurt
  • 36 tablespoons cranberry jam
  • a handful of cinnamon roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 orange, cut into segments


  1. Divide chopped apple and pear into 3-4 glasses.
  2. Top with equal amounts of Greek yogurt, then cranberry jam (use just 1 tablespoon per glass if it’s very sweet), roasted almonds and a few orange segments.
  3. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Eat within a day or two.


If you don’t have cinnamon roasted almonds and no time to make them, use raw almonds or other nuts such as pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts. Add some cinnamon to the yogurt. For extra sweetness, you can sprinkle the chopped apples and pears with sugar or add more jam into each parfait.

To cut an orange into segments first cut off both ends of the orange. Lay the orange down on a board and keep cutting around the fruit to remove all the skin and as little of the flesh as possible. Then halve the orange, remove the pith and membrane and slice orange into segments.
For a more precise and professional end result, you can also follow this photo tutorial done by Serious Eats.