Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

This will impress your guests and family! Light, creamy, crunchy – delicious!

Holly Barry of Raleigh won at the 2018 NC State Fair Pecan Competition with this creation.

Servings: 6
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Pecans, egg, peaches

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Pecan Layer:
lb. North Carolina pecans
large egg white
Tbsp. water
cup sugar
tsp. cinnamon
Maple Yogurt Layer:
(32 oz.) container of Plain Greek yogurt
cup maple syrup
tsp. almond extract
Peach Layer:
large peaches, peeled and chopped or one (16 oz.) bag of frozen peaches
Tbsp. cornstarch
cup water
cup maple syrup
tsp. almond extract


To make the pecan layer:
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whip egg white and water together until frothy.
  4. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  5. Toss the pecans in the egg white mixture to evenly coat. Then place the pecans in the sugar mixture and toss to evenly coat.
  6. Spread pecans on the baking pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Chop enough pecans to make 2 ½ cups leaving some whole.
To make the maple yogurt layer:
  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
To make the peach layer:
  1. Place the cornstarch, water and maple syrup into the saucepan and stir together thoroughly.
  2. Add the peaches.
  3. Over medium high heat, continuously stirring, cook until the liquid thickens and is bubbling (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and let cool.
  4. Stir in the almond extract.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To make the parfait:
  1. Assemble the parfaits right before serving to keep pecans crisp.
  2. Layer 1/3 cup of yogurt alternately with peaches and pecans until glasses are full.
  3. Garnish with 5 whole pecans in a circle to make a flower.
  4. Use a raspberry or blueberry for the center of the flower.