Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over Yogurt

Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over YogurtRecipe
Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin
We love the flavor of a tangy fro-yo with this sweet sauce, but ice cream is also nice.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup yogurt and about 1/4 cup sauce)
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.