Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

I love dessert and, these layered cherry-blueberry trifles are a great tasting,healthy, and simple make-ahead dessert. We like to use fresh fruit when in season, but frozen (thawed)fruit is delicious and works well too.

4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups halved pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen cherries

1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries or thawed and drained frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

16 ladyfingers (see Note)

1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (see Note)

4 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (see Tip)

PREPARATION

1. Toss cherries, blueberries and brown sugar in a medium bowl.

2. Layer 2 ladyfingers, about 1/4 cup fruit mixture and 2 tablespoons yogurt in four 10- to 12-ounce tumblers or similar-size glasses.

3. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers, fruit and yogurt.

4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

5. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon almonds just before serving.

TIPS & NOTES

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Top with almonds just before serving.

Notes: For this recipe, we recommend using ladyfingers with a soft, sponge-cake texture found in the instore bakery of most supermarkets. The crunchy Italian ladyfingers (sometimes found near specialty cookies) are too big to fit into individual serving dishes and won’t soften as well.

Greek-style yogurt is made by removing the whey from cultured milk, which gives the yogurt an extra-thick and creamy texture. Look for it with other yogurt in large supermarkets.

Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 236 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 14 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 20 gadded sugars; 9 g protein; 3 g fiber; 30 mg sodium; 183 mg potassium.