Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berry Compote
I fell hard for Greek yogurt in a small cafe on the island of Mykonos back in 1996. Back then, Greek yogurt wasn’t all the rage like it is now, so it was the first time I’d been exposed to it. It was so fresh, rich, and creamy, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. The Greek islands are heavenly, after all, but I seriously had dreams about that yogurt, which was covered in the freshest fruit and honey that I’d ever tasted. I’m so happy that there are actually several brands of Greek yogurt on the market that are really good, considering that they’re mass produced. I’ll take what I can get! I love Chobani and FAGE, especially. They’re quite costly, so I decided to buy a large tub of plain 2% Greek yogurt and make a mixed berry compote to mimic my favorites. It’s downright heavenly, too.
I’ve had visions of Greek yogurt with a homemade mixed berry compote for some time, and I finally got around to doing it. It might have to do with the fact that I’ve had a huge bag of frozen organic mixed berries that I’d gotten from Costco that I needed to put to use. The recipe only requires a medium saucepan for all of the ingredients, and 5-8 minutes of cooking time. If you make it, you’ll be so glad you did. You can use the compote over Greek yogurt, ice cream, cakes, pancakes, or waffles. My kids loved it, so I knew it was a winner. Give this Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berry Compote a try. Heaven awaits. 🙂
- 3 cups frozen mixed berries
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Plain Greek yogurt (I used FAGE 2%)
- Combine the frozen berries, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the berries are warm and a thick syrup has formed, about 5-8 minutes. Don't overcook, or the berries will lose their shape. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Spoon the Greek yogurt into a bowl, and top with the mixed berry compote. Use your own discretion regarding how much compote to use. It may be difficult to show restraint!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.