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Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over Yogurt

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup yogurt and about 1/4 cup sauce)
We love the flavor of a tangy fro-yo with this sweet sauce, but ice cream is also nice.


  • 2 cups unsweetened frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup merlot
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 211
  • fat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.7 g
  • carbohydrate 39.9 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 137 mg
  • calcium 121 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine cherries, merlot, brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Lightly crush about half of cherries with a potato masher. Reduce heat, and cook until reduced to about 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon warm cherry sauce over yogurt.