Pomegranate Yogurt dessert
Rich, Creamy yogurt, Vanilla flavored pudding tempers the tart-sweet pomegranate compote.
It’s also wonderful as compote to eat for breakfast over Greek yogurt or crepes, or for dessert I love it warm with a little frozen yogurt.
Pomegranates are nutritional powerhouses – very high in vitamins and antioxidants that help fight the free radicals that can lead to disease. When they are in season, we eat them a lot, throwing them in salads or on granola, but mainly just snacking on their juicy little seeds or adding them to fresh vegetable juices
Preparation time-20 minutes
Setting time-3-4 hours
For yogurt layer:
- Fat free Greek yogurt/hung curd-1 cup
- Honey/maple syrup-2 tbsp
- Vanilla essence-1 tbsp
For pomegranate compote:
- Pomegranates- 3 large (opened, seeds removed)
- Corn starch/flour-2 tsp
- Water-1/4 cup
- Lemon/lime juice-2 tbsp
- Honey/maple syrup-3 tbsp (adjust as per the taste)
- Pomegranate seeds
- Roughly Chopped pistachio
- Grind briefly the pomegranate seeds in a food processor/blender and transfer to a sieve, press down with back of a spoon to extract the juice, discard the seeds.
- Dissolve corn starch in 1/4cup water.
- Whisk in pomegranate juice, maple syrup, corn starch mixture in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil, add lime juice whisking continuously, boil until the compote slightly thickens
- Turn off the heat and allow it to cool completely.
- And then refrigerate for 2-3hours until completely set.
For yogurt layer:
- Put the yogurt, vanilla essence and maple syrup together in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Take two glasses and spoon pomegranate jelly/compote in the bottom of the glass.
- Carefully spoon the yogurt mixture on top of the pomegranate compote.
- Spoon the pomegranate seeds and pistachio on top.
- I used corn starch in compote to make it a thicker and help to reduce the boiling time- you can skip corn starch and cook the pomegranate juice for little longer time until it thickens.
- Honey/maple syrup can be replaced with sugar or any sweetener of choice.
- I used freshly pressed pomegranate juice – store bought one can also be used.
- If your yogurt is not thick enough just hung it for 1-2 hours to remove the liquid content from it.
Posted on June 11, 2015, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Dessert, Indian, International, Juices/Beverages, Sweets and tagged Cream free dessert, Greek yogurt fruit compote dessert, low - sugar desserts, pom yogurt desset, pomegranate - yogurt pudding, summer desserts. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.