Monday, July 20, 2009

Apricot-Cherry Trifle

I love our apricot tree and here is just one reason why.

This dessert is a summer delight and not bad on the calorie side either. It's worth giving a try!

6 ripe apricots, halved and pitted
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons apricot nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 angel food cake, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup bing cherries, halved and pitted

Cook first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes or until apricots start to release juices. Remove from heat; set aside. Lay cake slices on waxed paper. Using a standard "rocks" glass, cut out 12 circles of cake. When apricots are cool, puree in blender 2 minutes or until smooth. Cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes. Stir yogurt into apricot mixture. Place a few cherry halves on the bottom of a rocks glass. Spoon 2 tablespoons yogurt-apricot mixture over cherries; cover with a slice of cake; repeat twice. Top with cherries and a drizzle of yogurt-apricot mixture.

1 comment:

l.nelson said...

mmm...that looks so good. i'm so jealous you have an apricot tree. save some for me....