Yogurt Recipes with Fresh Figs and Honey

By | December 8, 2008

Honey Yogurt Recipes with Fresh Figs

Honey Yogurt Recipe Ingredients:

2 fresh figs, ripe
8 ounce plain or vanilla yogurt, low fat
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped coarsely
2 teaspoon honey
Fresh lemon peel, shredded finely (optional)


  1. To strain the yogurt set a paper coffee filter or a cotton cheese cloth over a medium bowl. Spoon yogurt over the coffee filter or cotton cloth and cover. Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 to 24 hours. Refrigeration will drain all the possible water from the yogurt. Thus the yogurt will thicken and give a soft cheese. Discard any liquid in the bowl. Place the thicken yogurt in another small bowl.
  2. Cut the figs coarsely and leave aside. Mix vanilla extract in the thicken yogurt and fold in the chopped figs. Spoon this mix into 2 small dessert bowls. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and drizzle each serving with honey. You may also garnish the dessert with fresh lemon peel before serving. This recipe makes 2 servings. You may need to do a minute pre-preparation for this dessert as it involves thickening of the yogurt. Besides this recipe can be a quick and light choice after a heavy meal.

Health Tip:

  • Preferably use low fat or reduced fat yogurt to keep the calories and fat level of this recipe low.
  • Instead of discarding the liquid from yogurt, you may use the liquid to make buttermilk or sweet yogurt.
  • This is a low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrates and health friendly recipe as it provides about 155 calories and 4 gm of total fat per serving. Fresh figs with yogurt and honey provide about 24 gm carbohydrate per serving. So if you are on a low carbohydrate diet then you may opt to skip the honey from the recipe.
  • You may use fresh apricots in place of fresh figs. Dried apricots and dried figs can also be used in this recipe is availability of fresh figs and apricots is a problem.
  • To make this recipe diabetes friendly, eliminate honey from the recipe. You may add a natural sweetener or an artificial sweetener, if desired to give a sweet touch to the yogurt. But as the fruit are sweet you may opt for not using any honey or artificial sweetener at all.
  • You may use mixed chopped nuts like almonds, cashew nuts and pistachio nuts along with walnuts in the last step to garnish the yogurt.