Orange Cranberry Parfait

One thing I love about winter is fresh and juicy oranges. It’s hard to get them ripe the rest of the year, so I tend to take full advantage of citrus fruit around this time of year.

If you have any leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, here’s a way to use it up by pairing the tangy cranberries with a sweet orange. I added some winter spices to really put this parfait over the top. Try it, and I promise you’ll love it!

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Inspired by the citrus afraid at Epicure Boulud

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 an orange
1-2 Tbsp cranberry sauce
Almonds or walnuts (or both!!)
Spice mix: ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg

Start your parfait with the cranberry sauce at the bottom, and then layer 1/2 cup Greek yogurt. Mix honey and spices with the nuts separately, and place on top of the yogurt. Grate some orange zest on top of the nuts, and top with remaining yogurt. Segment orange slices on top of the yogurt, making sure to avoid the tough parts of the fruit, while letting some juice fall into the parfait as well. Top with more honey and nuts, and let sit for a few minutes to settle.

The cranberry with the orange are perfect complements, and the spiced nuts give the parfait a wonderful holiday taste. Enjoy!


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