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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 […]