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Rosemary-Citrus Parfaits

Photo: Christopher Testani
Active time 35 mins
Total time 45 mins

Serves 8 (serving size: 1 parfait)

You'll make more rosemary syrup than you need, but it's great to have extra on hand. It keeps well in the refrigerator, where it will last for 2 to 3 weeks. Molly suggests stirring some into club soda to make a rosemary soda, and mix with vodka or gin for a cocktail. Or, she suggests, "If you have a clean yard with freshly fallen snow, you can put some in a cup and drizzle the syrup over it" for a homemade snow cone. "That's really, really tasty," she says. You can also share the syrup with someone on your holiday gift list; attach a card with suggestions for how to use it.


Rosemary Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • 4 cups plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 2 red grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 39 mg
  • calcium 123 mg
  • sugars 28 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 8 g

How to Make It

  1. 1. To prepare rosemary syrup, combine sugar, water, and rosemary sprigs in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Boil for 5 minutes. Cool; discard rosemary sprigs. Stir in lemon juice.

  2. 2. To prepare parfaits, spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into each of 8 glasses; top evenly with citrus sections. Drizzle 2 teaspoons rosemary syrup over each parfait. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.