Metropolitan Bakery | Since 1993

Summer Yogurt Parfaits

Homemade jam, Metropolitan's granola and yogurt layer up to make the perfect parfait. A refreshing treat for breakfast, brunch or apres-beach.

Yields one large parfait or two small. Jam is enough for multiple parfaits.


  • 1 (six) ounce container of plain or vanilla yogurt
  • Metropolitan Bakery Original Granola
  • Metropolitan Bakery Red Berry Jam (See recipe, below.)
  • Commercial or homemade lemon curd


  1. In a tall glass, layer the ingredients carefully to create distinct layers. First, spoon some jam into the bottom of the glass. Then add a layer of yogurt, a layer of lemon curd and a sprinkle of granola. Repeat gthe layers until glass is full.


Metropolitan’s Red Berry Jam

Yields one quart of jam.


  • 5 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups dried strawberries
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup dried tart cherries
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons



  1. In a large non-reactive saucepan, stir together 3 pints of the strawberries and the sugar. Cook over medium heat until the fruit becomes juicy and the mixture begins to boil. 
  2. Reduce the heat to low; simmer the mixture 10 minutes. Add the dried strawberries, the cranberries, cherries, and lemon zest and juice. 
  3. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching. (At this point, the jam should be fairly thick.) Stir in the remaining 2 pints of strawberries. 
  4. Simmer the jam over very low heat, 12 to 15 minutes more. 
  5. Cool the jam to room temperature; transfer to a covered container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. 

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