Black Forest Pumpernickel Dessert Parfait
  • 9oz pumpernickel(about 3/4 of a loaf)
  • 7fl oz cherry brandy(about 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons*)
  • 9oz pitted cherries(about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 2tablespoons granulated Sugar
  • 9oz vanilla Greek yogurt(about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 1/2oz grated chocolateor a scant 1/4 cup (optional)
  1. Crumble the pumpernickel with your hands until you have small, relatively uniform chunks. Mix with the brandy or juice in a large bowl and set aside to infuse for about an hour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cherries with the sugar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in a clear glass bowl or individual parfait glasses. Start with pumpernickel at the bottom, add a layer of cherries, and then put a layer of yogurt on top. Repeat until you reach the top of the glasses, or until you’ve used up all of the ingredients. The last layer should be yogurt.
  4. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate if you like, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

*You can also use cherry juice for an alcohol-free version.