Mango Sunrise Parfaits
In French, parfait means perfect, which is a perfect description of this colorful mango and raspberry dessert. The smooth, silken textures of the mango, raspberry, and vanilla-flavored yogurt layers make every spoonful heavenly. If you do not have parfait glasses, serve in wineglasses. Although you can strain the seeds out of the pureed raspberries, you will be missing out on some good fiber.
2 cups plain fat-free yogurt
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon plain unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
2 large mangoes, peeled, sliced, and pureed
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 package (10 ounces) unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed and pureed
Fresh raspberries and sliced mango, for garnish
1 Set a fine-mesh sieve lined with dampened cheesecloth or white paper towel over a bowl. Spoon in the yogurt and drain in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Transfer the thickened yogurt to a large bowl and stir in 1/3 cup of the sugar and the vanilla.
2 In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and set aside to soften.
3 In a small saucepan, warm 1/2 cup of the mango puree over medium heat. Stir in half of the gelatin mixture and stir to dissolve the gelatin, about 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining mango puree and the lemon juice, and remove from the heat.
4 Transfer the mango mixture to a bowl set in a larger bowl of ice and water, and chill, stirring frequently, until thickened and the mixture starts to mound. Remove the bowl of thickened mango puree but keep the bowl of ice and water ready for the raspberry mixture.
5 Meanwhile, in another small saucepan, warm 1/2 cup of the raspberry puree with the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Stir in the remaining gelatin mixture and stir to dissolve the gelatin, about 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining raspberry puree. Transfer the raspberry mixture to a bowl and quick-chill over the bowl of ice and water as for the mango mixture.
6 Dividing evenly among six 5-ounce parfait glasses, layer the mixture in the following order: raspberry, mango, thickened yogurt. Garnish with additional raspberries and mango, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 214 calories, 0.8g total fat (0.2g saturated), 2mg cholesterol, 0.9g dietary fiber, 50g carbohydrate, 6g protein, 60mg sodium.