Italians know that plums and almonds produce together a flavor that is, well, plumb delicious.
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1/4 t almond extract
- 4 ripe plums (halved, pitted, each cut into wedges)
- 1 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
- 3 amaretti cookies (crushed, almond meringues*)
Calories: 200, Calories from Fat: 15, Total Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 105mg, Total Carbohydrate: 50g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 41g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 4%, Vitamin C: 10%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 2%
Simmer 1/2 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly, then add almond extract.
Place plums in a medium bowl and pour syrup over fruit. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Remove plums and set aside.
Gently fold yogurt into syrup. Spoon into serving dishes alternating plums and yogurt mixture.
Garnish each serving with cookie crumbs.
*Note: Amaretti cookies are an almond flavored meringue. If you're unable to find them in your local grocery store, you can substitute with meringues or graham crackers.