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This is an elegant, yet easy dessert. It's the perfect sweet and cool ending to a summer supper.
12 graham crackers, crumbled
1 cup brown sugar packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons orange juice
3 teaspoons candied ginger, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups seeded, diced cantaloupe
a bit of extra butter for buttering a large sheet pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter a large sheet pan.
in a small bowl, mix together crumbled graham crackers, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and kosher salt.
Add vanilla to melted butter. Stir to combine.
Pour butter mixture into graham cracker mixture. Stir to combine.
Spread graham cracker mixture evenly on buttered pan.
Bake graham cracker mixture for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. The graham cracker mixture will look like it's melted together. Run a heat-resistant spatula up and down the length of the sheet tray several times. As you do this, the graham cracker mixture will gather together.
Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
Once it’s finished the additional 5-minute bake, set it aside to cool until ready to assemble parfait.
In a small bowl combine the yogurt, orange juice and candied ginger.
Stir until mixed through.
In each of 4 parfait glasses, layer 2 tablespoons of the cantaloupe, followed by 2 tablespoons of the yogurt, followed by 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture.
Repeat layers until the yogurt and fruit has been evenly distributed among the 4 parfait glasses.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for service later.
If assembling for later service, add the sprinkle of graham cracker crumbles on top of the parfait just before serving.
The graham cracker mixture makes more than what’s needed for this recipe. Reserve the leftover crumbles. They can be frozen.)