Ginger pear parfait

Ginger Pear Parfait

  • Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 Serves 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Parfait
  • Cuisine: Modern


Ginger Pear Parfait an easy lighter dessert made with gingernut (gingersnap) biscuits, yoghurt and pears



  • 250g gingernut biscuits (gingersnaps)
  • 1.5 kg greek yoghurt
  • 3 x 400g cans tinned or poached pear quarters
  • Crystalised ginger (optional)
  • 1 Fresh pear (optional)


  1. Start by draining the pears and reserving the juice
  2. In a large glass serving bowl (a trifle bowl is perfect) start by covering the bottom with a layer of greek yoghurt
  3. Arrange a layer of gingernut biscuits on top of the yoghurt
  4. Pour a small amount of the reserved pear juice on top of the biscuits (this will help them soften
  5. Arrange a layer of pear quarters on top of the biscuits
  6. Top with yoghurt and repeat with another layer of yoghurt, biscuits, pear juice and pears, finally topping with yoghurt
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but overnight is even better
  8. Top with the following (optional) thin slices of fresh pear, chopped crystallized ginger, cookie crumbs made from 1-2 gingernut biscuits


  • Any crunchy gingernut biscuits should work. My favourite in this recipe are Griffin’s Gingernuts (not sponsored at all but they are a bit of a kiwi institution and have so many memories for me.
  • With the tinned pears make sure they are quite soft pears, some brands seem to have firmer tinned pears than other, the softer the better
  • Topping with crystallized ginger and pears is completely optional, you could try another topping
  • The amounts quoted is what I found filled my trifle bowl, but you can make this recipe to any size, just layer the three main ingredients, you can even make a single portion in a glass.

Keywords: Ginger, Pears, Gingernut biscuits, Ginger snap biscuits, Yoghurt