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This simple, low-calorie dessert recipe pairs a homemade yogurt cheese with fresh figs, a touch of sweet honey and a sprinkling of crunchy walnuts. The best time to find fresh figs is during the summer through early fall.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Set a strainer lined with 100%-cotton cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter over a large mug. Spoon yogurt into lined strainer. Cover; refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. (Yogurt will thicken to form a soft cheese.)

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  • Discard liquid in mug. In a small bowl, gently stir together the thickened yogurt and vanilla; fold in figs or apricots. Spoon into 2 small dessert dishes. Sprinkle with walnuts. Drizzle individual servings with honey. If desired, sprinkle with lemon peel.

Tips

Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 24g; dietary fiber 2g; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 80mg.
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