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Almond-Yogurt Parfait with Cinnamon-Apple Compote
Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 apples, granny smith or other tart variety, peeled and cubed
1½ cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
1½ cups plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons crunchy almond butter
2 packets Stevia (1½ teaspoons); if using Stevia extract, reduce amount to ¼ teaspoon
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
Honey for drizzling
1. In a small pot, combine the apples, water, cinnamon and honey. Cook uncovered over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for another 20 minutes until the compote forms.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, almond butter and Stevia and mix until well combined.
3. In two mason jars or parfait glasses, layer the parfait starting with the compote, then add the yogurt mixture and lastly the chia seeds. Repeat once. Then sprinkle over with toasted slivered almonds and a drizzle of honey. Serve.