One of my favorite snacks growing up was Dannon Fruit on the Bottom yogurt. I loved sliding my spoon through the top layer of plain yogurt and down into the sweet fruit puree at the bottom. When I say “sweet,” I mean SWEET! Until recently, I had no idea how much bad sugar was in the Fruit at the Bottom (sugar, fructose syrup and high fructose corn syrup are among the very first ingredients).
Tons of varieties of apples are all over farmers’ markets and groceries this time of year, so I decided to make my own fruit on the bottom yogurt using what I can find. If you decide to make this treat at another time of year, you can also use other types of seasonal fruits. This particular recipe works best with pears, peaches or bananas.
Whether I make this for breakfast, school lunch, a snack or even as a healthy dessert, it’s a fast, fresh and easy success.
Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 apples, cored peeled and cut into chunks (gala, fuji, or any crisp apple)
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup, divided
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tsp lemon juice
- 1 Cup greek yogurt
- Heat butter in a medium saute pan over medium heat.
- Add the apples, cinnamon, 1 tbsp maple syrup and lemon juice and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook the apples for 8 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool.
- In a separate bowl combine the greek yogurt and 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
- Place 1 tbsp of apple mixture in a glass, then 2 tbsp of the yogurt and repeat.