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Blackberry Melon and Cream

recipe ingredients 1/2 cup tub style nonfree cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar 1 Tbsp. low fat milk 1/4 tsp. almond extract 1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1 cup blackberries 4 tsp. sliced almonds, toasted recipe directions Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract and milk with a mixer […]

Orange Honey Sorbet in Orange Cups

recipe ingredients 13 oranges 1/2 cup honey mint leaves for garnish recipe directions Squeeze juice from 11 oranges to get 2 1/2 cups of juice and set aside. Cut remaining 2 oranges in half and scoop out pulp, preserving shape of the peel. Add pulp to increase the juice amount, if necessary. Place hollowed orange […]

Winter Fruit Compote

recipe ingredients 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 3 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar 6 ounces mixed dried fruits 3 small oranges, peeled and sectioned 1 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger 1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract recipe directions Combine juice and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl. Stir in dried fruits. […]

Warm Pear Crisp

recipe ingredients Canola oil nonstick cooking spray 1/4 cup rolled oats 1 Tbsp. walnuts 6 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour 2 1/2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. canola oil 6 firm, yet ripe pears (about 2 pounds), peeled (if desired), cored and cubed 1/4 cup raisins 1 Tbsp. lemon […]

Tropical Fruits with Custard and Berry Sauces

recipe ingredients 1 lg pineapple (about 3 lb) trimmed and sliced 1 lb papaya, trimmed and sliced into wedges 3 kiwi fruit, trimmed and sliced Berry Sauce: 12 ounces raspberries, unsweetened (thawed if frozen) 1 cup strawberries, trimmed 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar 2 Tbsp. orange juice Custard Sauce: 2 cups skim milk 4 each egg […]

Strawberries with Lime Dipping Sauce

recipe ingredients 1 (8 oz) container nonfat sour cream 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar 2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel 1 Tbsp. lime juice 3 cups small strawberries recipe directions Combine sour cream, powdered sugar, lime peel, and lime juice in a small bowl. Serve as dipping sauce for strawberries.

Strawberries & Cream

recipe ingredients 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered 1 1/2 cups nonfat sour cream 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur recipe directions Combine sour cream, brown sugar and liqueur. Fold in strawberries. Serve in dessert bowls.

Spiced Winter Fruit

recipe ingredients 2 large pink grapefruit 1/3 cup small pitted prunes 1/3 cup dried figs, cut into quarters 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar 7 whole cloves 1 stick (3 inches) cinnamon 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved recipe directions Peel and section grapefruit over a bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set sections aside; reserve […]

Roasted Mangoes with Brown Sugar Topping

recipe ingredients 2 medium mangoes, halved lengthwise and pitted 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. flaked coconut 2 tsp. finely shredded orange peel 2 tsp. finely chopped crystalized ginger recipe directions Preheat oven to 425*F. Place mango halves in a 2 qt rectangular baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle over mango halves. Bake about […]

Roasted Bananas with Brown Sugar-Walnut Glaze

recipe ingredients 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. reduced calorie margarine, melted 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 4 large firm ripe bananas cooking spray 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted recipe directions Preheat oven to 450*F. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, and set aside. Cut bananas in half lengthwise. […]

Raspberries with Citrus Yogurt Sauce

recipe ingredients 2 cups raspberries 1 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup honey 2 tsp. lemon juice, fresh squeezed 2 tsp. lime juice, fresh squeezed 1/2 tsp. lemon peel, finely shredded 1/2 tsp. lime peel, finely shredded recipe directions Divide berries among 4 dessert bowls. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl to make sauce. Top […]

Peaches and Plums in Lime and Mint Syrup

recipe ingredients 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 tbsp. cold water 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. torn fresh mint leaves 3 large ripe peaches, peeled and pitted, cut into wedges 4 ripe red plums, pitted, sliced in wedges off pits recipe directions Combine lime juice, water, sugar and mint leaves in serving bowl. Stir with […]

Mixed Fruit Parfaits

recipe ingredients 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1/3 cup chopped cantaloupe 1/3 cup chopped strawberries 1/3 cup chopped kiwifruit 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted recipe directions Mix yogurt and almond extract. Alternate layers of fruit and 1/4 cup yogurt mixture in 2 goblets or parfait glasses, beginning and ending with fruit. […]

Marinated Poached Peaches

recipe ingredients 10 medium peaches 2 Tbsp. whole allspice 10 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar recipe directions Place peaches in large saucepan or stockpot. Cover with water, add allspice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 2 minutes, remove peaches and pell when cool enough to handle. Add sugar to boiling poaching […]

Maple Apples

recipe ingredients 4 medium cooking apples, cored 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts 3 tablespoons reduced calorie maple flavored syrup 1/2 cup water recipe directions Cut off a strip of peel near the top of each apple. Arrange apples in a 2-quart square baking dish. Fill apples with raisins or cranberries […]

Maple Apple Cranberry Crumble

recipe ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup honey or fruit juice concentrate 1 tsp. vanilla extract 4 large apples, peeled cored and sliced 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon recipe directions Place oats and cranberries in food processor and process in spurts to pulverize. […]

Honey Fruit Cup

recipe ingredients 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) 1 6-ounce can apricot nectar (3/4 cup) 2 Tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 16-ounce can apricot halves (water pack), drained and sliced 1 large apple, sliced (1 cup) 1 cup seedless grapes recipe directions In a small bowl stir together apricot nectar, honey, […]

Honey Baked Figs

recipe ingredients 12 dried figs 1/3 cup honey 2 Tbsp. sliced toasted almonds recipe directions Preheat oven to 325*F. Place figs in a saucepan. Add water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat; uncover and let stand 20 minutes. Drain well. Place figs in a 1 […]

Flaming Peaches

recipe ingredients 2 cans (16 oz each) peach halves in juice, drained (12 halves) 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 12 sugar cubes 1 Tbsp. lemon extract recipe directions Arrange peaches, cut side up, on rack of broiler pan and sprinkle with nutmeg. Broil until heated, about 4 minutes. Transfer peaches to a serving platter. Place a […]

Exotic Fruit Salad

recipe ingredients 1/3 cup orange juice 3 Tablespoons Cream of Coconut 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 2 mangoes, cubed 4 carambolas or star fruit, sliced 1 cup blueberries 2 cups strawberries, chopped 1 1/2 cups orange sections recipe directions In a large bowl, mix together […]

Citrus Fruit Compote

recipe ingredients 1 lemon 1 orange or tangerine 1 lime 1/3 cup sugar 2 large pears, cored and sliced 2 medium papayas, seeded, peeled and cubed 1 cup seedless red grapes recipe directions Halve the lemon, orange and lime and sqeeze out all of the juice. Combine juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Add […]

Chocolate Sauced Pears

recipe ingredients 4 small pears 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 Tbsp. chocolate flavor syrup recipe directions Core pears from bottom end, leaving stems intact; peel pears. Cut a thin slice from bottoms of pears to help stand upright. Place pears in a 2 quart square baking dish. Stir together […]

Broiled Pineapple

recipe ingredients 4 slices fresh pineapple, cored and peeled 8 tsp. brown sugar 1/4 cup rum recipe directions Marinate pineapple slices in rum for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place on broiler pan in one layer and sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Broil about 5 inches from heat for 3 mintues. Turn over […]

Broiled Nectarines with Ricotta

recipe ingredients 4 ripe nectarines or peaches 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar 1/2 cup nonfat ricotta cheese 1/2 tsp. ground star anise recipe directions Cut the nectarines in half and remove and discard pits. Arrange the halved nectarines, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Stir the sugar into the ricotta. Spoon the mixture into […]

Brandied Peach Sundaes

recipe ingredients 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch 1 1/2 tsp. cold water dash salt 1/2 cup grenadine syrup 1/4 cup brandy or apple juice 2 cups sliced peeled peaches 1 pint vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt recipe directions Mix cornstarch, cold water and salt in saucepan. Stir in grenadine syrup and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook […]

Blackberry Salad

recipe ingredients 2 cups blackberries 2 peaches 2 kiwi 2 banana 1/2 cantaloupe 1 1/2 cup nonfat, sugar free vanilla yogurt 1 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint leaves recipe directions Peel peaches, kiwi, and bananas, and cut into bite size pieces. Cut cantaloupe into spears. Combine yogurt, honey, and mint leaves in mixing […]

Berry Passion

recipe ingredients 10 medium passion fruits 2 cups fresh raspberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 (8oz) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed recipe directions Cut passion fruits in half. Scoop out the pulp and seeds into a medium saucepan. Ad the 2 cups raspberries and 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir over […]

Balsamic and Brown Sugar Oranges

recipe ingredients 2 medium oranges 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar recipe directions Peel oranges, then cut into slices. Place slices on two plates. Combine brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and drizzle over orange slices. Cover and chill for a few hours before serving.

Tomato and Berry Cobbler

recipe ingredients 3 cups fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 6 cups chopped green tomato (about 1 3/4 pounds) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water Cooking spray 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into […]

Heavenly Healthful Ambrosia

recipe ingredients 10 oz. nonfat vanilla yogurt, sweetened with aspartame 1 cup Cool Whip Lite 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 cups orange segments 2 cups pineapple chunks 2 cups red or green seedless grapes (or a combination of both) 1 cup lowfat granola recipe directions Combine yogurt, whipped topping and coconut; set aside. In a […]

Baked Maple Apples

recipe ingredients 4 medium cooking apples 2 teaspoons margarine 1/4 cup reduced-calorie maple-flavored syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon chopped nuts, if desired recipe directions Heat oven to 375°. Core apples. Peel 1-inch strip of skin from around middle of each apple, or peel upper half of each apple to prevent splitting. Place apples […]

Apple Pear Cranberry Crumble

recipe ingredients 3 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced thin 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, quartered, and sliced thin 1 1/2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 8 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 […]

Balsamic Strawberries

recipe ingredients 1 pint strawberries 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. sugar recipe directions Wash berries, remove hulls, slice and place in glass bowl. Sprinkle on sugar and let sit for 2 hours. Berries may be prepared up to 24 hour in advance. Just before serving, add vinegar, stir and serve.