prune flavored yogurt
- chowgirl Sep 10, 2003 11:24 AM
Last year in Portugal, I had prune flavored yogurt from the local market store.. I think it was even made by Dannon. Have been searching for the equivalent in the U.S. ever since. Anyone ever had it or know of a place to purchase it? thanks.
it was one of the great dannon yogurts when I first came to NYC 30 yrs ago. - made with cooked dried prunes - like their apricot, it was intense and tangy sweet. I havent seen the prune for some time, but it still may be around. I had the idea of creating an equivalent by stirring prune or apricot lekvar into a good yogurt - even bought a jar to try - but havent tried that yet.
Of course the dannon yogurts of that time were all whole milk and were much fuller flavored than the sweet/light version preferred today. You might want to make this up using pureed stewed prunes and Total or one of the other good yogurts one can still find.
Its interesting that Dannon Euorpe still makes prune flavored yogurt - I often get it in St. Martin (the island) - but that doesn't help you here. Many of the gourmet shops in Manhattan (like Gourmet Garage) or in Brooklyn (like Blue apron) carry European brand yogurts and I would suggest you ask a manager if s/he could stock the prune flavor. Almost all European brands carry a prune flavor. They might be willing to try it out.
They have prune flavored Danone in Israel, too--and I became hooked when I lived there. Since moving to NYC, I haven't seen it once...but do post just in case you are able to order some. I know that Zabar's orders a lot of European dairy, so that might be a starting point.