Lemon Yogurt Cheese over Summer Fruit

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

From a grocery store flier for National Dairy Month. Cook time is the refrigeration time. When I made mine, I made the mistake of using a blended yogurt and very little separated out. It still tasted good, but next time I'll make sure I pick a brand that separates better.

Top Review by waynejohn1234

This is wonderful on fruits. Have made similar in the past but this is a little different. Because of different taste buds we prefer to cut back on the sugar. Makes a loverly dessert for family or friends and one that you can be proud to serve.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups reduced-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 -3 cups fresh fruit, cut into bit-sized pieces


  1. Set a strainer lined with cheese-cloth or a coffee filter over a large bowl. Place the yogurt in the strainer, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6-24 hours. Yogurt will thicken and liquid will drain into the bowl, leaving about 1 cup of yogurt cheese in strainer. Discard liquid.
  2. Whisk yogurt cheese, sugar, lemon zest and juice together in a small bowl. Let stand 10-15 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  3. Divide fruit among 4 dessert bowls or plates. Top each with 1/4 cup of yogurt cheese. Garnish with lemon zest or sliced almonds if desired.

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