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Bananas with Blueberry Sauce

Serves: 5 servings; Yields: 1-1/4 cups Costs: Approximately $1.05 per serving; $5.25 for the complete recipe, provided the blueberries are in season. Blueberry Sauce: 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 cup cold water 1 cup blueberries, washed and picked over 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light butter spreadables made with canola oil or olive oil 5 small bananas, sliced […]

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Roasted Plums with Walnut Crunch

Is this recipe for a side dish or a dessert? It’s your call – either way provides a serving of fruit for each diner. You might want to make a double batch of the walnut crunch and use the extra to top fat-free yogurt or hot cereal for breakfast. Serves 8; 1/2 cup fruit and 1-1/2 tablespoons crunch per serving […]

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East Coast Canadian Strawberry Preserves

Strawberries never tasted so good. Serve for breakfast with a muffin and a glass of milk, or with whole grain toasts and tea. Yields: 6 small servings Costs: Approximately $1.00; provided the strawberries are in season. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1 lb/16 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed, diced 1/4 to 1/2 cup splenda or granulated sugar, as preferred Skim milk […]

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East Coast Canadian Raspberry Preserves

Serve at breakfast time with toasts and tea. Yields: 700 liters/ 6 servings/ 3-1/2 cups cooked Costs: Each serving costs $1.10; the price of raspberries, even if frozen, can be less expensive during the summer months. Ingredients: 1 cup water 6 cups/600 grams frozen raspberries 1/2 cup Splenda or other sugar substitute 4 cups skimmed milk, divided Sugar substitute or […]

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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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Raspberries with Mango

This combination of fresh ripe raspberries and beta-carotene-rich mango, plus a hint of fresh lime, is a winner. A light, fruity dessert, it tastes better if you let it marinate in the fridge for up to 4 hours. If you need a hint of summer in the middle of winter, make this with frozen unsweetened raspberries and mango. Makes about […]

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Raspberries with Orange-Flavoured Cream

I first created this recipe as a breakfast idea for an article I wrote for alive magazine. It combines thawed frozen raspberries with a decadent-tasting, orange-flavoured “cream” made with thickened yogurt, sometimes called yogurt cheese. Of course, in the summer, make this with fresh raspberries. Plain yogurt tends to be quite tart, so feel free to substitute a low-fat vanilla […]

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Plum Meringue

The meringue covers the plums like a golden cloud. It will end your meal with a smile. Makes 2 servings 4 plums, pit removed and sliced (about 2 cups) 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided 2 large egg whites Preheat oven to 350 F. Place plums in a microwaveable bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Microwave on high 2 […]

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Spiced Oranges

Cinnamon and cloves spice up orange slices for a refreshing quick dessert. Makes 2 servings. 2 medium oranges, peeled and sliced (about 1-1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon broken walnuts Arrange orange slices on 2 dessert plates. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and water in a small saucepan. Bring […]

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Fruit Compote

Apples, pears, and raisins are poached in apple juice, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, for this simple dessert. Makes 2 servings 1 medium Red Delicious apple 1 pear 2 tablespoons golden raisins 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice 1 cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Wash, quarter, and core apple and pear. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Place fruit in saucepan. Add raisins, […]

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Baked Apples

Cooking these fruit-filled apples in the microwave oven saves time without sacrificing a bit of flavor – and provides a delicious, warm, low-fat dessert in the middle of winter. Active time: 10 minutes II Total time: 20 minutes Makes: 4 servings 4 large Golden Delicious apples (8 ounces each) 1/4 cup pitted prunes, chopped 2 tablespoons golden raisins 2 tablespoons […]

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Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

“Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!” Prep 15 m II Cook 10 m II Ready In 45 m Ingredients 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced 8 ounces raspberries 1 pound strawberries 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 tablespoon brown […]

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Roasted Cinnamon Plums

The word “prune” comes from prunum, the Latin word for plum. A prune plum refers to any smaller-sized plum with a rich purple or bluish-black skin. Ripe plums can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Prep time: 5 minutes I Cook time: 30 minutes I Serves 8 (2 halves each) 8 ripe purple prune plums, halved […]