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Organic roasted cherry parfaits

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A healthy dessert alternative!

Desserts don't have to be fattening and unhealthy! Unleash the flavor of fresh roasted cherries paired with yogurt, honey and nuts for the ultimate healthy dessert.

A healthy dessert alternative!

This parfait is full of vitamins, calcium and protein.

A healthy dessert alternative!

Serve in Mason jars for a cute presentation!

A healthy dessert alternative!

Marinating the cherries in balsamic vinegar before roasting gives them a distinctive flavor. Be warned: They're very addictive!

Organic roasted cherry parfaits

Adapted from She Wears Many Hats

Yields 3 (6-ounce) Mason jar parfaits


  • 1 pound fresh organic cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup toasted nuts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Marinate the cherries in balsamic vinegar while the oven is preheating.
  3. Spread the cherries on a baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the yogurt and honey together, stirring with a spoon.
  5. Evenly layer all ingredients.

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