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Greek yogurt with cherry compote

Total Time
55 min
10 min
15 min
This tasty cherry compote gets an unexpected flavor kick from cinnamon sticks. Choose sweet cherries for this recipe. They are naturally sweet enough to eat on their own. Sour cherries will make your mouth pucker unless they are prepared with a generous amount of sugar. Bling are the most popular type of sweet cherry. They have firm, dark red skin and are juicy. Sour cherries are naturally softer than sweet ones so you want to select firm cherries. They will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.



1 cup(s), with pits, pitted and halved, or unsweetened frozen pitted cherries, halved

Orange juice

½ cup(s)


2 tsp

Cinnamon stick

1 average, (3-inch)

Table salt

¼ tsp

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

2 cup(s)

Shelled pistachio nuts

cup(s), (2 tablespoons), chopped


  1. To make compote, combine cherries, orange juice, honey, cinnamon stick, and salt in small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cherries soften and liquid begins to thicken slightly, about 12 minutes.
  2. Transfer to medium bowl; remove and discard cinnamon stick. Let cool to room temperature. Serve or transfer to airtight container and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 4 days.
  3. To serve, divide yogurt evenly among 4 bowls. Top evenly with compote and sprinkle evenly with pistachios.
  4. Per serving: 1 bowl