After the side dishes, the next best part of holiday eating are the desserts! Holiday cookies, family recipes for pies and cakes, that weird jello salad with marshmallows my aunt always serves…these treats are all part of seasonal celebrations. I don’t know about you, but after awhile I want something light and refreshing. These lemon and pomegranate parfaits are just what a tired palate needs.
This is such a simple dessert– no cooking required– and it’s fun to break out the fancy glassware to serve it in. I used our collection of cordial glasses to make “shooters”.
I’m not sure which I like better, the creaminess of the lemon cream (made lighter with Greek yogurt) or the explosion of flavor when the pomegranate arils burst in your mouth. If pomegranates aren’t available in your area swap them with blueberries or raspberries.
- Juice and zest from two lemons
- 3 cups plain yogurt (Greek or natural; fat free or not)
- ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk, more or less
- pomegranate arils, cleaned
- pistachios, shelled and chopped
- Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Reserve some of the lemon zest for garnish.
- Add more sweetened condensed milk if desired to thicken the cream or add more sweetness
- Alternate the cream with the pomegranate arils. Top with pistachios.
You’ll find more delicious treats in the link up below.
Trimming the Table
The holiday baking season is upon us. Time to pull out all the stops. Show us the healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season.