Turkish Yogurt With Sautéed Dried Fruits and Nuts

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

POSTED FOR RAMADAN TAG This popular mid-Anatolian family dessert is made with yogurt and walnuts and whatever else is at hand. Musa has embellished it by sautéeing walnuts, hazelnuts and dried mulberries or sour cherries in a French-inspired browned butter, but he still respects the recipe's homey quality. Recipe by Musa Dagdeviren on http://www.foodandwine.com NOTE: Grape molasses is available at Middle Eastern markets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spoon half of the yogurt into 6 heatproof glasses.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter.
  3. Add the walnuts, mulberries, raisins, hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts and sauté over moderately high heat, shaking the pan, until the butter is sizzling and beginning to brown around the edges.
  4. Stir in the tahini and 2 tablespoons of the molasses.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the glasses; top with the remaining yogurt.
  6. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet. Stir in the remaining molasses and the cinnamon; drizzle over the yogurt.
  7. Sprinkle on the pistachios and serve.


Most Helpful

I liked the idea using pistachios, thank you so much, this is a great snack! I will make this again :-)
Made during Ramadan Tag Game 2010

Iceland August 16, 2010

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