Tangerine Yogurt Dream For Breakfast, Lunch or Dessert

Winter is the season for citrus fruit, and one of my favorites is tangerines. Sweet, juicy, and easy to peel, tangerines are a perfect little piece of paradise.

 An easy dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner dessert, Tangerine Yogurt Dream is basically yogurt sweetened with tangerine juice and honey layered with fresh tangerine sections in a parfait.  The basic recipe can be a quick breakfast or lunch. For added flavor and nutrition, walnuts or sliced almonds can be sprinkled on the top. To add another dimension of flavor to this simple parfait, sweet cherry sauce can be dribbled on top. Nuts and cherries make a more sophisticated presentation as a dessert.


Tangerine Yogurt Dream

Tangerine Yogurt is a fast and tasty breakfast, snack, or even dessert when you drizzle optional cherry sauce on top of your cup of Greek yogurt, tangerine pieces, and nuts.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry sauce, Greek yogurt, nuts, tangerine yogurt with nuts, tangerines
Servings 1 cup


Tangerine Yogurt

  • 1 cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp tangerine juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts, sliced almonds or pecans
  • 1 tbsp local honey or agave nectar
  • 2 to 3 tangerines or mandarin oranges

Cherry Sauce (Optional Makes 4 Servings)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbtsp corn startch
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups frozen cherries


Tangerine Yogurt

  • Section the tangerines – do this on a plate to save the juices for the parfait
  • Peel the tangerine, using a sharp paring knife or fillet knife cut down along the sides to remove the skin and pith
  • Use your knife to carefully release each segment from the membrane
  • If you do not have enough juice, squeeze a tangerine (that is at room temperature)
  • In a bowl, stir together the yogurt and juice until smooth
  • Add the honey and stir again
  • Taste the yogurt and see if it is sweet enough; if not, add a little more honey or agave nectar
  • Spoon yogurt into the bottom of the goblet
  • Add tangerine segments and repeat layers
  • Add walnuts
  • If using, drizzle with Cherry Sauce (optional).

Cherry Sauce Optional

  • Combine the water, lemon juice,  sugar, and cornstarch in a small pot
  • Whisk over medium heat until smooth
  • Add the frozen cherries and stir
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • Drizzle on top of Tangerine Yogurt Dream  
  • Store leftovers in covered container in refrigerator
Cherry Sauce Recipe based on Simple and Elegant Dessert Topping


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

45 thoughts to “Tangerine Yogurt Dream For Breakfast, Lunch or Dessert”

  1. Carol, I love tangerines too and this looks so yummy! I love fruit parfaits, but I’ve got to try this!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. It looks refreshing and so so delicious! And the tangerines give an extra boost of Vitamin C! A perfect dessert, Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this week!

  3. This looks amazing! I love tangerines and can’t get enough of them, so this recipe is just down my alley! #happynowlinkup

  4. This looks so refreshing! I love Tangerines and can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Always wonderful to see what you are sharing.

  5. This looks so delish. I love tangerines and adding them to my yogurt would make for a great breakfast or lunch option. Layering with nuts and that cherry sauce totally puts this over the top. Yum!

  6. It’s so funny, because I always add fruit to my yogurt, but I never think to add citrus! And we’ve got the trees in our backyard! So glad you shared it with us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

  7. Hi Carol, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.

  8. Love the addition of the cherries. Tangerines, oranges, etc. are my favorite fruit to pair with yogurt. Kind of like a creamsicle… but healthier. 🙂

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