Greek Yogurt and Caramelized Figs Parfait









A glass of yogurt parfait is one of the best ways to start your day. Its a glass full of nutrition and each layer is an adventure. Traditionally it is made by layering yogurt, fruits and granola. Being a lover of dried and dehydrated fruits, I came up with this parfait which combines elements of a traditional parfait with some other interesting and complimentary flavors. The result is a creamy glass full of goodness which can be enjoyed as a snack or a dessert. As with most of my desserts, its not too sweet and leaves you feeling refreshed.


(1) 8 – 10 Dehydrated Figs

(2) 1/2 Cup Plain Unsweetened Greek Yogurt

(3) 2 Tablespoons Shelled Pistachios

(4) 1 Tablespoon Honey + 2 Teaspoons

(5) 1 Tablespoon Spiced Rum

(6) 1 Tablespoon Water

(7) 1 Teaspoon Granulated White Sugar

(8) A Few Crumbles of Goat Cheese









(1) Remove fig stalks and divide figs into halves.








(2) In small sauce pan, combine figs, water, sugar, spiced rum and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Swirl pan every now and then. Cook till figs are caramelized: 3 minutes.








(3) Crush pistachio nuts and set aside.








(4) Build your parfait. Put half of the Greek yogurt in a wine/parfait glass, followed by half of the caramelized figs, half of the crushed pistachio nuts and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of honey.








(5) Repeat layers and finish up with a drizzle of any leftover syrup from the sauce pan. Serve. Enjoy!



Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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2 comments on “Greek Yogurt and Caramelized Figs Parfait
  1. rachel Sigston says:

    How many people does this recipe serve

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