Diced Pear Parfait With Greek Yogurt Mousse and Ginger Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth in 5 minutes or less with this simple and tasty dessert from celebrity chef Duff Goldman. Probiotics from Greek yogurt support a healthy immune system while cinnamon lowers blood sugar and bad cholesterol, making this parfait a smart and sweet way to end your meal.

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  • 2 pears
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 pint Greek yogurt
  • maple syrup
  • ginger cookies
  • heavy cream


Sautée diced pears in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Crush about half a box of ginger cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. In a bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt and maple syrup. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little heavy cream until fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, put in mixture in a piping bag. In a parfait dish, layer mousse, crushed ginger cookies and pears. Continue to layer. Garnish with thinly sliced wedges of pears.