Recipe of the Week - Apricot Yogurt Parfaits

 Enjoy rich-tasting without guilt – it’s healthy & low-calorie

·         1 can [14 oz/ 398 ml] apricots

·         1 envelope unflavoured gelatin

·         2 T / 25 mL lemon juice

·         2 T / 25 mL apricot brandy

·         1 c / 250 ml low-fat plain yogurt

·         1 c / 250 mL fresh apricot slices, kiwi or berries

·         Garnish: Yogurt, brown sugar or mint leaves

Drain apricots, pouring ¼ c / 50 mL of the juice into saucepan or microwave-safe dish.  Sprinkle gelatin over juice and let stand 5’ to soften.  Warm over low heat or until gelatine has dissolved.

In food processor or blender, puree apricots; add lemon juice, brandy, yogurt and gelatin mixture and process for 30 seconds or until combined.

Pour into parfait or stemmed glasses.  Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour or overnight.

Just before serving, arrange fruit on top.  Garnish each with small spoonful of yogurt and sprinkling of brown sugar or mint leaf.

Makes 4 servings.  140 calories good vitamin A, C fibre