Apple-Date Compote With Apple-Cider Yogurt Cheese

Apple-Date Compote With Apple-Cider Yogurt Cheese
Apple-Date Compote With Apple-Cider Yogurt Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups plain nonfat yogurt

  • 5

    cups apple cider or juice

  • 2

    teaspoons unsalted butter

  • 1 1/2

    pounds tart green apples peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4" thick

  • 5

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    cups water

  • 4

    whole cloves

  • 2 1/2

    teaspoons grated orange peel

  • 1

    cinnamon stick broken in half

  • 4

    large pitted dates quartered

Directions

Set strainer over medium bowl. Line strainer with double layer of cheesecloth. Place yogurt in strainer. Refrigerate overnight. Discard liquid that drains out. Boil 4 cups cider in medium saucepan until reduced to 1/2 cup thin syrup, about 30 minutes. Cool. Stir 3 tablespoons into thickened yogurt. Re-serve remaining syrup. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice; sauté until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer apples to medium bowl. Add 2 cups water, cloves, orange peel, cinnamon, 1 cup apple cider and 4 tablespoons sugar to same skillet. Boil until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 20 minutes. Strain. Discard solids. Return liquid and apples to skillet; add dates. Simmer 3 minutes. Cool. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Chill yogurt cheese; store compote at room temperature.) Place heaping spoonful of yogurt cheese in center of each bowl. Surround with apples. Drizzle with reserved syrup. This recipe yields 6 servings. Per Serving: calories, 267; total fat, 2 g; saturated fat, 1 g; cholesterol, 3 mg.

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