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Pear and Lavender Charlottes

The French love to assemble single-serving desserts in glasses, and this easy Charlotte makes for an elegant treat. Dried lavender teases floral notes out of the pears.

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The French love to assemble single-serving desserts in glasses, and this easy Charlotte makes for an elegant treat. Dried lavender teases floral notes out of the pears.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp. dried lavender flowers
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup plain reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 lb. ripe pears (3 medium), peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 18 ladyfinger cookies (about 5.3 oz.), halved

Preparation

1. Set out six 5-oz. glasses for filling.

2. Finely grind lavender with 3/4 tsp. sugar using mortar and pestle. Stir into yogurt, and set aside.

3. Bring remaining sugar and 1 1/2 cups water to a simmer in medium saucepan. Add pears, and simmer 2 minutes. Lift pears from syrup with slotted spoon, reserving syrup. Dice pears. Divide into six portions on cutting board.

4. To assemble Charlottes: Dip ladyfinger halves briefly in syrup, plain side down, and arrange in glasses, placing 1 piece flat in bottom of each glass, and standing 4 pieces around sides of each glass (plain side facing inward). Scoop 1 Tbs. yogurt in center of each serving, top with one-sixth of pears, 1-Tbs. dollop yogurt, and 1 more dipped ladyfinger half, plain side down.

5. Chill Charlottes 2 hours, or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 214
  • Carbohydrate Content 43 g
  • Cholesterol Content 57 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 47 mg
  • Sugar Content 25 g