I used to always make these with shortening and milk chocolate but I found a lighter version using Canola Oil(rich in monounsaturated fats)instead of shortening(mostly saturated fat) and when I made these for New Years Eve not only are they lower in fat but I think the dark chocolate(also lower in fat) really better enhances the flavor of the strawberries. I came across this while searching for appetizer's for guests watching their weight. My guest's have yet to try them but I have sampled one and they are fabulous!Great to serve during the Holidays, at Showers, or Wedding.
This is sweet, crunchy, hot and cinnamonie. Is that a word? Go ahead and use your favorite choice of nuts. You can replace the rum with apple juice if you don't want the booze. But remember the alcohol will burn off. Ice cream goes sooooo well with the hot soft apples.
This is not even really a recipe but a technique. I use this with every sort of fruit imaginable. You can serve it warm over ice cream and cakes or cold over creme brulée (mmm). This is an easy, make ahead, whenever sort of dish. Use the fruits in season and you'll be pleasantly surprised. The recipe below is more exact but this is a recipe from the school of 'handfuls'. A handfull of fruit and a handful of sugar are all you need.
I don't know how they will figure this out, but I am going to give it a try. Mom was diabetic and came up with this. You can make it large or small. Amounts are up to you. Large family, go for it. Live alone, make it little.
Just as South and Central American countries have their fried plantains, the Vietnamese have fried bananas, usually sold on the streets by women in front of their houses. The firmer the bananas, the better.
This fabulous dessert is 3 WW points a serving and can be made with fresh, canned, or frozen fruit. It is adapted from a recipe in the "More With Less Cookbook." Incredibly easy to make, I fall back on this when unexpected company comes for dinner.
This recipe was given to me by caterer Cyndy Totten who attends our church. This is a delicious and different way to make apple crisp. This method makes it possible to be a dish for one or more persons. I am posting the recipe as if you were making it for only one person. Increase the number of servings by simply increasing the number of apples and increasing the amount of the other ingredients by the number of servings you are making.
If you love ice cream - this is a healthy vegan alternative. You always use a frozen banana as a base for vegan ice cream, but you can use any frozen fruit that you want - mango, raspberries, strawberries, peaches etc... You could also add dates, orange juice or maple syrup if you want it to be sweeter
You will have a hard time believing that this frozen treat is not really ice cream, but is a good-for-you all fruit dessert. I serve this to the kids in the family and they love to build their own sundaes. It melt fast, so serve it right away or stick it in the freezer.
Strawberries were on sale so I bought a bunch and have been trying lots of different ways to make them. The kids weren't sure what to make of these but in the end they enjoyed them. I actually couldn't get a picture of them because my 4 year old took the container out of the fridge (and knocked them about!) before I got a photo.
While this recipe is good any time it is the first one requested when the fall apples ripen. It was passed to me by a family member. The recipe calls for an 8x8 deep baking pan. Family member uses a corning ware casserole dish for the baking which makes for a lovely dessert. I often bake it in a pie plate and when cool slice and serve as you would pie. Using white sugar in the crumb crust has it so tasting like pastry. Quick and easy to make. NOTE - recently found this recipe from an old family cookbook is called aunties 'Old Fashioned Crumb Cake' and calls for baking in a 425 oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until brown and crisp. Just made it and found baked at the higher temperature it very like an apple crisp - an absolutely delicious version of Almost Apple Pie and another great apple dessert to serve family and friends. Ovens vary - I used a slightly lower oven temp.