Desserts Archive

  • Apple Cinnamon Cake

    Apple Cinnamon Cake

    recipe ingredients1 3/4 cups sugar, divided1/2 cup stick margarine, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract6 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened (about 3/4 cup)2 large eggs1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons ground cinnamon3 cups chopped peeled Rome apple (about 2 large)cooking sprayrecipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, margarine, vanilla, and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 m...

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  • Mango Melon Sorbet

    Mango Melon Sorbet

    recipe ingredients3 lg mangoes, peeled and pitted1 c. cantaloupe chunks1/2 c. maple syrup1/2 c. water2 Tbsp. lime juice1/4 c. mint leaves, for garnish recipe directionsIn a blender, puree mangoes, cantaloupe, maple syrup, water and lime juice until very smooth. Pour into a shallow pan and place in a freezer. When the sorbet begins to freeze around the edges, stir well. Continue stirring every hour for 2 or 3 hours, until the mixture has frozen solid. Cover and let sorbet coninue to freeze overni...

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  • Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

    Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

    recipe ingredients4 cups fat free half and half3/4 cup sugar3 tbsp cornstarch2 ea egg yolk1 tbsp vanillapinch salt1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring - optionalrecipe directionsCombine 3 1/2 cups of fat free half and half with sugar and pinch of salt in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium whisking/stirring often until steaming hot but not quite boiling. Do not let boil.In a medium sized bowl whisk 1/2 cup remaining half and half with cornstarch until blended. Whisk in egg yolks unt...

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  • Grilled Pineapple

    Grilled Pineapple

    recipe ingredients4 slices fresh pineapple, cored and peeled8 tsp. brown sugar1/4 cup rumrecipe directionsMarinate 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 and sprinkle with remaining sugar and broil another 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

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  • Pumpkin Custard

    Pumpkin Custard

    recipe ingredients1 3/4 cups 1% milk1/2 cup canned pumpkin1/3 cup packed brown sugar2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. ground ginger2 eggs4 egg whites1/3 cup raisins1/2 cup water2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Heat milk in a large, heavy saucepan until hot but not boiling, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Mix pumpkin, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. syrup, cinnamon, ginger, eggs and egg whites in a large bowl unt...

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  • Fruit Compote

    Fruit Compote

    recipe ingredients1/2 cup fresh orange juice3 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar6 ounces mixed dried fruits3 small oranges, peeled and sectioned1 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest1/4 tsp. vanilla extract recipe directionsCombine juice and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl. Stir in dried fruits. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until fruit is plump. Stir at least once half way through cooking time. Stir in remaining ingredients and let cool before s...

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