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Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits

Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits - a light, fruity dessert full of seasonal flavors!
It’s no secret that the holidays can be tricky for healthy eating. Cookies and cakes everywhere, cheeseballs, lots of cocktails, the list goes on. I’m always in charge of taking dessert for Christmas Day dinner at my in-law’s house. By that evening, we are so stuffed with holiday goodies that it’s best to tread lightly for dessert. One of my favorite ways to do that is with these Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits.

 

Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits - a light, fruity dessert full of seasonal flavors!

A lighter dessert doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite seasonal flavors. Oranges and pomegranates are both in their prime, and they taste great together. Gingersnaps (or even homemade gingerbread) add a spicy counterpoint to the fruits, and a dollop of freshly made whipped cream tops it all off. This recipe can be made in parfait glasses or, for a larger crowd, you can build a big version in a trifle dish. Serve immediately if you want crunchy gingersnaps, but I like to let mine sit for an hour or so – it gives the gingersnaps a chance to soften a bit.

 

Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits - a light, fruity dessert full of seasonal flavors!

Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits

Yield: 4 servings

Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 12 gingersnaps, broken into large pieces
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate

Instructions

  1. Place mixing bowl and wire beaters or whisk attachment in freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Place cream in mixing bowl; mix on high speed until beaters begin to leave tracks in cream. Add sugar and vanilla; beat on high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. In 4 small parfait glasses, layer oranges, gingersnaps, whipped cream and pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog.

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4 Responses to “Pomegranate, Orange & Gingersnap Parfaits”

  1. Tara — December 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I can see your beautiful site no problem and that looks very scrumptious!!

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  2. Betsy @ Desserts Required — December 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

    What a lovely color combination. It is nice to have a healthy option for the holiday season!

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  3. Liz — December 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Congrats on the move to WP! Your parfaits look fantastic, Lori!

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  4. Jane's Adventures in Dinner — December 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Gorgeous! By Christmas day we’re ‘treated out’ and just want fruit too.

    Reply

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