This fruit sauce mix-in is a simple but delicious addition to yogurt, pancakes, ice cream, cheesecake, oatmeal, and more!
This is a really versatile recipe, and it is so very simple. That’s the best kind, right? I mentioned before that we’ve been making our own yogurt for a couple of years now. Prior to making our own, we purchased yogurt from the store that either had fruit mixed in, fruit on the bottom, or fruit in a separate compartment of the yogurt cup. When we started making our own yogurt, I knew we would need to somehow figure out how to add our beloved fruit to our yogurt. This is the perfect solution!! It gels to the perfect consistency. It’s not as thick as a jam or jelly, but is thick enough to make it saucier than just the fruit and its juice.
We make this recipe all the time to mix-in with our homemade yogurt, and then we top it with homemade granola. It really is one of my favorite treats. But there’s no need to stop there! This also makes a fabulous topping for pancakes or french toast (accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream, of course!), a lovely addition to a piece of cheesecake, and I especially enjoy swirling it into my oatmeal in the morning!
You can use different fruits to change things up a bit, or even a combination of fruits. You can use fresh or frozen fruit–whatever you have available! We most commonly use blueberries or cherries, but it’s also delicious made with strawberries or peaches! When I make it with strawberries or peaches or another larger fruit, I do slice or chop the fruit into smaller pieces, as that makes it easier for the fruit to release its juices during the cooking process and provides a better consistency of topping.
What is your favorite yogurt topping? I’d love to hear in the comments below!