Our end-of-the-week recipe is a dream dessert featuring California dried plums, fresh ginger, honey and raspberries. Dried plums are the perfect example of a delicious, portable and versatile food that offers big nutrition, bite for bite.

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California Dried Plums Steeped in Jasmine Tea with Yogurt

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons jasmine tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (1/2-inch) slice fresh ginger
  • 1½ cups pitted California dried plums
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1½ cups Greek-style or drained nonfat yogurt (see note below)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  1. In saucepan, bring 2 cups water to simmer. Remove from heat; add tea. Steep 5 minutes.
  2. Strain, discard leaves and pour tea back into rinsed saucepan. Add sugar and ginger. Simmer about 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  3. Remove ginger. Add dried plums. Cover and let sit at least 15 minutes.
  4. Stir honey into yogurt. Divide yogurt among 6 bowls. Top with dried plums and steeping liquid.
  5. Garnish with raspberries and crystallized ginger.

Note: To make 1½ cups drained yogurt, line strainer with paper coffee filter. Set over bowl. Place 3 cups nonfat yogurt in filter. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Discard liquid that drains from yogurt.

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Dried Plums