Labneh with Cherry Compote Toasted Pistachios and Honey with Flatbread Points

A delicious Middle-Eastern inspired appetizer accented with cherries.

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups frozen DOLE Dark Sweet Cherries
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
32 ounces whole milk Greek yogurt
2 ounces chopped pistachios
2 ounces orange blossom honey
3 Flatbread pita 8 round cut into 18

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine cherries, 1/2 cup of water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg in a medium-sized saucepot, over medium heat. 
  2. Stir gently over medium heat until simmering. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes to break down cherries.
  3. Whisk cornstarch and remaining tablespoon of water in a small ramekin to form slurry. Stir corn starch slurry into cherry compote. Continue stirring until compote thickens (approximately 3 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to heat-safe container. Hold refrigerated to cool until needed.
  5. Place Greek yogurt in a large serving bowl and top with cold cherry compote. Garnish with chopped pistachios and orange blossom honey. Serve alongside flatbread pita triangles.
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