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Category: Desserts

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Chocolate Lava Cupcake Tower

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Enjoy this impressive tower at your next birthday celebration. Tip: If you use paper cups in the muffin pan, remove them from cupcakes before assembling the tower. Makes 12 cupcakes; Serving size: 1 cupcake preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) 12 cup muffin pan, lightly greased or lined with paper cups   1 cup all-purpose […]

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Banoffee Pie

None of us can get enough of this pie! The best thing about it is that not one of it tastes healthy; in fact, it tastes the total opposite – rich, creamy, sweet and decadent, which is especially lovely, As all the ingredients are so nourishing. Serves 2 For the first layer: scant 3/4 cup pecans (about 2-1/2 ounces) 2/3 […]

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Creamy Lemon Rice

This is a creamy baked rice pudding with a difference, being subtly flavoured with lemon. It is wonderful served warm or cold with fresh strawberries. Serves 4 50 g/2 oz/1/4 cup short grain white rice 600 ml/1 pint/2-1/2 cups semi-skimmed (low fat) milk 25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 15 g/1/2 oz/1 tbsp […]

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Baked Bananas

This healthy dessert is sure to be a favorite. Make in bulk and use to spread on pancakes or waffles. Serves 4 4 small bananas 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup fruit puree 1/2 tablespoon raw honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon cacao nibs Preheat […]

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Whipped Cream

This is a great clean version of whipped topped. With only 3 delicious ingredients whipped together for a delightfully light and sweet treat, this is a simple and delicious topping for any of your favorite desserts. Serves 8 (1/4-cup servings) 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk 1-1/2 tablespoons raw honey 1-1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract Combine all ingredients in a mixing […]

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Crumble in a Flash

What could be more comforting than a homemade crumble? This version using sunflower seeds and sesame seeds is much healthier for you then traditional recipes. Serves 4 2 (8-oz.) cans pineapple, drained and lightly crushed 1 dessert pear, diced 1 dessert apple (Pippin, Granny Smith), diced 1 cup unsweetened muesli or granola 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 2 teaspoons sesame seeds […]

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Creamy Fruit Dip

Servings: 16 (2 tablespoons dip with 1/2 cup fruit each) II Start to finish: 15 minutes 1 cup canned mandarin orange segments; cubed fresh pineapple; sliced, peeled fresh peaches; or fresh strawberries 8-ounce carton light sour cream 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 8 cups assorted fresh fruit dippers, such as strawberries, cut […]

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Mock Baklava

Traditional baklava is usually full of butter and therefore, saturated fat. Thanks to butter-flavored cooking spray, here is a revamped and no-guilt version of this Greek sweet. Serves 12 3/4 cup raisins 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts, dry-roasted Butter-flavored cooking spray 8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed 1/2 cup honey 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Preheat the oven to […]

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Christmas Rum Balls

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen Rum balls are popular at Christmas time in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Austria. They can be made for children without the rum, and/or made with a marshmallow in the center. Cuisine of: Canada Yields: 25, 1-inch balls Cooking utensils needed: May need a food processor. 312 gram/10? ounce box of Mr. Christie’s vanilla flavoured crumbs or […]

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Coconut Macaroons

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen 2 dozen cookies 1 cup all purpose whole wheat flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup soft margarine 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (splenda) 1 large egg, beaten 1 tsp artificial vanilla 1-1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut Preheat the oven […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen Makes: 2-1/2 dozen cookies; Serving size: 1 cookie Approximate costs: Cooking utensils needed: Baking sheets lined with parchment, and an electric egg beater 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute 1/2 cup margarine […]

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Rice Pudding #2

Makes four 1-cup servings 1 egg 1-1/2 cups skim milk 2 tablespoons sugar or low-calorie sweetener 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups cooked rice (brown or white) 1/4 cup raisins In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, sugar or sweetener, cinnamon and vanilla. Use a spoon or whisk. Stir in rice and raisins. Pour into lightly […]

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Bumbleberry Oat Crisp

Bumbleberry is a favourite fruit filling that is a mixture of several berries and may also include apple or rhubarb, if you wish. Makes 6 servings 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 bag (20 oz/600 g) assorted frozen berries 1/2 cup large flake rolled oats 1/3 cup oat bran 3 tablespoons whole wheat […]

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Pumpkin Spice Custard

Reminiscent of pumpkin pie, this simple dessert is made using canned or homemade pumpkin puree, or another pureed squash, such as butternut. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) Needs six 6-oz (175 ml) ramekin or custard cups, sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray and, 13- by 9-inch (33 by 23 cm) metal baking pan Makes 6 servings 2 large […]

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Creamy Rice Pudding #3

Use a large heavy saucepan for this and don’t worry – even with all the liquid, it will thicken! Although this pudding works well with all kinds of rices, short-grain white rice gives you the creamiest texture. If you use brown rice, make sure you use short-grain, though the pudding may not be quite as soft and creamy. You will […]

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Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies

Peanut butter chips add more yummy peanut flavor to these cookies, but you can substitute chocolate chips or make them with no chips at all. Baking sheets, ungreased Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) Makes 40 cookies (2 per serving) 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup granulated […]