Recipe courtesy of Stonyfield Farm
Italians know that plums and almonds produce together a flavor that is, well, plumb delicious.
makes: 4 servings
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
4 ripe plums, halved, pitted, each cut into wedges
1 cup Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
3 amaretti cookies, crushed (almond meringues)*
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.