This past July my neighbor brought me fresh figs from his tree. I glazed these figs and I use them in many recipes. The first recipe I posted was my Fig Fillo Bites
I had some glazed figs leftover so I used them to make this parfait. I also used them to make frozen fig cubes for a cocktail my husband created, called Texan Raspberry 75
INGREDIENTS: (Serves two. Double or quadruple the recipe as needed.)
- 8 glazed figs with their glazing liquid (see my recipe, Fig Fillo Bites for step by step instructions on how to glaze the figs.) NOTE: There are 4 figs per serving.
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt. You can buy it or make your own. I have made my own by using My Mom’s Yogurt recipe. NOTE: There is 1/2 cup of yogurt per serving.
- 1 tablespoon of raw shelled pistachios
- 1 tablespoon of agave nectar (you can also use honey)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground fennel seed powder (you can make the powder by grinding up fennel seeds in a spice grinder)
ASSEMBLING THE PARFAIT: in your favorite parfait or martini glass
- Place a teaspoon of glazing liquid and one fig in the bottom of the glass.
- Next place a dollop of Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with pistachios and a pinch of fennel powder. Drizzle on a bit of agave nectar.
- Next place two glazed figs with a bit of the glazing liquid. Add more pistachios, fennel powder and agave nectar.
- Add more yogurt. Sprinkle with more pistachios, fennel powder and agave nectar.
- Place the fourth fig in the center of the parfait and top off with a single pistachio for a pretty presentation.
Fruit parfaits like this are simple, delicious and impressive looking. They are also very versatile. Choose any seasonal fruit you like and any spice you prefer. I have served yogurt/fruit parfaits for breakfast, brunch, a snack and even dessert. As an added bonus, they happen to be nutritious and figure-friendly.
Please try this recipe and let me know your feedback in the comments.