Morning Parfait


  • 1/4cup raisins
  • 1teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
  • 2tablespoons orange juice
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/28 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 2cups fresh raspberriesblueberries, sliced strawberries, and/or cut-up peaches
  • 1/2cup low-fat granola
  • Honey (optional)
  • Shredded orange peel (optional)
  • Directions

    1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine raisins and orange juice. Cover and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 30 to 45 seconds; let stand 1 minute to plump raisins. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth. Stir in raisin mixture and the 1 tsp. orange peel.
    3. In four tall glasses layer half the cream cheese mixture, half the fruit, and half the granola. Repeat layers. Drizzle with honey and top with additional orange peel. Makes 4 servings.


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