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Maple Brunch or Dessert Parfaits




Maple Brunch or Dessert Parfaits



6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 cups fresh raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries and/or sliced stone fruits

1 cup Maple granola


48 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

Maple syrup to taste

1/2 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract


In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt maple syrup and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

In four glasses or glass bowls, layer half the cream cheese mixture, half the fruit and half the granola. Repeat layers. Top with mint leaves or a large berry.

Recipe for Maple Granola.


Serves 4 -6

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