Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sweet Lemon Yogurt ++

  Lemon is widely used and loved by the Greeks.  I have never known anyone who loves lemons more than my son, Aris.  Since he was a little guy he would squeeze the tangy juice liberally over salads, potatoes,cheese all meats and rice.  He did this to the amazement of his American cousins and friends.  In fact, they still talk about
it when ever we have any thing to eat with lemon in it.  You may not of thought of putting lemon in your yogurt, but it is one of the lovliest combinations ever. I first tasted this at a ladies tea.  It makes you think of cheesecake when made with the right yogurt-Greek, of course! It was served over fresh hunks of fruit. It is also great on it's own-served for breakfast, dessert, or just a healthy snack.
The beauty of this recipe is that it takes only moments to prepare.

lemon yogurt
3 cups Greek full fat yogurt (there is ONLY Greek yogurt!)
zest of one lemon
powdered sugar-start with 4 Tablespoons and add to taste

If you need a fancier dessert and have little time, caramel apples are gorgeous over yogurt:

caramel apples
6 medium apples
3 Tbsp. butter
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. browm sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pare and core the apples and cut into eighths.  Melt the butter in a heavy skillet; add the apples, cover and cook 10 minutes, or until the apples soften.  Sprinkle with salt, sugar and cinnamon and simmer for another 10 minutes.  Serve while warm (can be prepared beforehand and reheated), Put several slices of apple, caramel sauce and chopped walnuts over yogurt--whipped cream goes great too!

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