Easy Spiced Plum & Yoghurt Popsicles
These simple yoghurt popsicles are really just fruit and yoghurt, making them ideal for a quick breakfast, or dessert. Or dessert for breakfast. They are an easy way to use up a glut of plums so keep a batch in your freezer for guilt free snacking.
Servings: 12 popsicles
- 1 kg (35 oz) plums halved and stoned
- 250 ml (1 cup) red wine
- 2 - 3 Tablespoons dark muscovado sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 star anise
- 5 green cardamom pods crushed
- 215 g (3/4 cup) Greek Yoghurt
To make the plum puree
Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan forced)
Lay the plums in a single layer in a baking dish.
Tuck the spices into the plums, sprinkle over the sugar and pour the wine into the bottom of the baking dish.
Roast the plums for 30 minutes, or until they are completely soft and beginning to slump.
Baste the plums with the red wine during the cooking time if they look like they are starting to dry out.
Allow the plums to cool completely.
Remove the whole spices and puree the plum mixture in a food processor or blender until completely smooth.
To make the popsicles
Spoon a small amount of plum puree into the bottom of the popsicle mould.
Dollop in small amount of yoghurt and then cover the yoghurt with more plum puree.
Continue layering the puree and yoghurt until the moulds are full.
Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Start with the lower amount of sugar when you roast the fruit, then taste the puree. If it is quite tart, add the additional sugar.
- Nutritional values are given for the higher amount of sugar.
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 2.4mg | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 12.1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg