Lately, I haven’t been able to get enough of parfaits. I mean, breakfast or lunch, sometimes twice a day, multiple days a week. Something about the customization aspect of parfaits is so so satisfying. You can make them to feel cool and refreshing, maybe some fresh berries and tropical fruit. You can also make them feel dessert-y, with some dark chocolate and raspberries. Or you can make them feel warm and cozy like this parfait, featuring caramelized Anjou pears, cinnamon, and crunchy wintery-spiced granola.
Yogurt is one of those things, to me, that feels like a blank slate (kind of like toast!). The topping possibilities and combos are endless, and they can cool me off or warm me up on any given day.
The week that I made these parfaits, we had gotten about 10 inches of snow and damn was it cold! But, no way was I giving up my yogurt parfait obsession. No, the obsession was in full swing with no end in sight…. So, I “winter-ized” my parfait! I threw together some caramelized pears with fresh Anjou pears from my friends over at Superfresh Growers!
Anjou pears are so amazing for cooking and baking, and for both sweet and savory creations! They are slightly sweet, and are available all the way through the winter months, which makes them so perfect for winter recipes, like pear crisps, salads, and of course caramelized pear yogurt parfaits. 🙂
This recipe was made in partnership with Superfresh Growers, all opinions are my own.