• 2 pared, cored, and thinly sliced pears
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ 9 inch angel food cake, cut to 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cups vanilla or lemon flavored yogurt
  • Garnish: pear slices and mint sprigs

Directions:

1. Toss pears in lemon juice, and strawberries in almond extract (if using).

2. Combine orange juice and honey, mix well.

3. Layer a deep 2 to 2 ½ quart glass bowl in the following order: 1/3 of cake sprinkled with 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup pear slices, 1 cup strawberries; repeat.

4. Layer remaining cake, sprinkle with remaining orange juice mixture and spread 1 cup yogurt over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving.

5. Garnish with pear slices and mint just before serving.

Tips:

Get creative with the fruit selections in this dish. Try adding blueberries, bananas, or mandarin oranges to change the flavor profile of this southern delight.

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