I love yogurt. But what I don't like so much is how they are flavored. Most of the time I find flavored yogurts to be too sweet and they never really taste like the fruit pictured on the pretty package...So what I like to do is to buy plain yogurt and dress it up with whatever I feel like at home. Most times I just use honey or maple syrup. This one posted here is my take on the "fruit-on-the-bottom" type of yogurt. It is easy to do and it can be assembled in advance and kept in the fridge.
The recipe bellow is for the fruit mix. The only sweetener used here is the natural sugar from the fruits, so don't expect an overly sweet fruit compote. If you want something sweeter, try using maple flavored yogurt or stir in some honey. Feel free to substitute any kind of dried fruits you have in hand or your favorite ones. Topping the yogurt with some chopped nuts would make this snack or breakfast item even more wholesome.
Fruit-on-the-bottom Yogurt Recipe:
makes about 1 cup of fruit mix
4 tablespoons of mixed dried fruits, chopped *
2 tablespoons of prunes, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a jar and top it with water by an inch. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to use, place fruit mix on the bottom of a cup and top it with plain yogurt.
* Use any dried fruits you like: raisins, apples, berries, mangoes, pineapple, persimmon.