Nutty Pear Parfaits #SundaySupper

Nutty Pear Parfaits satisfy hunger with wholesome yogurt, pears and walnuts, drizzled with ginger syrup. Enjoy as a snack, dessert or special treat.
Nutty Pear Parfait
This week Sunday Supper is looking to satisfy after school appetites.
Best After School Snacks Kids Will Want to Eat
After a busy day at school kids tend to come home HANGRY. What to do serve to curb their snack monsters? We want to know what snack your kids are always asking for! Sweet, salty, or savory, we want to see it all!

Having snacks on hand was always a challenge for me. I kept the traditional supplies on hand. In the fridge, celery and carrot sticks floated in water. Radishes, hard boiled eggs and cheese sticks found their place in there too. Apples, oranges or bananas were always on hand.
Don’t forget the kind of yogurt that you had to stir. How barbaric! 😉
Of course peanut butter and jelly was kept well-stocked. I admit sometimes we would run out of bread.
And yes, I would buy a pack of those dark chocolate cream filled cookies too.


Sound familiar?
Today’s snacks seem to need to be more creative. You can buy ready-made granola bars. Fancy squeeze packs of yogurt and gimmicks galore.
I think it’s still good to keep those old-fashioned snacks on hand. Maybe just kick ’em up a notch!

That’s where parfaits come in. Kids can make their own or you can have them ready to grab anytime.

Nutty Pear Parfait

Yogurt and fruit are the base ingredients. You can add granola, cookie bits, syrup, sprinkles, nuts, cake bites or just about anything goes!
Today I chose to make a parfait layered with non-fat yogurt, canned pears in fruit juice and walnuts. I made a light, ginger-flavored syrup from the juice in the can to drizzle over the top.

Nutty Pear Parfait

This parfait still has quite a bit of nutrition. Calcium and potassium from the yogurt, protein and Omega 3 from the walnuts and fiber from the pears and walnuts. Protein satisfies hunger without feeling stuffed.

So feel good about serving a snack they will enjoy. Don’t forget to make an extra one for you!

Nutty Pear Parfaits

Nutty Pear Parfaits

Nutty Pear Parfaits

Yield: 3 parfaits

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 1 cup plain or vanilla non-fat yogurt
  • 1 15-ounce can pears in fruit juice, drained reserve liquid
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Whisk together reserved juice (about 1 cup), sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook until syrup thickens and reduces to less than half in volume. Set aside to cool.
  • Layer parfaits with yogurt, pears, sprinkled cinnamon. Top with walnuts. Drizzle with cooled syrup.


You can substitute canned peaches for pears if desired.

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Enjoy these snack ideas to satisfy hungry snackers from Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

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19 Responses to Nutty Pear Parfaits #SundaySupper

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  2. This is so for me! It’s creamy and nutty and fruity and sweet. I love the ginger syrup too! Pure deliciousness!
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  4. Snacks like this are the best because they are so adaptable.
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  7. Hezzi-D says:

    I love fruit and yogurt together and this sounds like a tasty breakfast or snack!
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  8. Liz says:

    Such a yummy treat! I cannot wait until pear season, but loving that these can be made with canned pears :)
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  9. Wonderful solution to keeping after-school snacks nutritious but still delicious =)

  10. Nikki says:

    Love this one! All the beautiful flavors and that ginger addition! Yum!

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  12. anne lawton says:

    Yummy! I would eat this for breakfast!
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