Since I’m up to my neck in shower and wedding plans for our daughter I thought I would send you one of our most active posts. It’s also appropriate because summer fruit is becoming available and making lower calorie desserts is easier. We are getting a case of cherries today and we are all looking forward to it.
Meanwhile…enjoy trying these recipes.
A while ago the women from our church had a spring get together. Each of us was to bring something made from a healthy recipe that we use in our homes. I had printed the above recipe but never tried it so we decided to try it on our family before we brought it to the women’s gathering.
Find the recipe here: Healthified Mixed Berry Pie with Lemon Cream
It was very tasty and very attractive too. We live in Minnesota and having access to all the berries at this time of year proved difficult and expensive so we settled on strawberries.
We decided to have it as our Easter dinner dessert but to make a few more changes. None of us liked the crust too much, so we decided to put the layers – minus the crust, into stemmed glasses. These were very attractive and easy to put together at the last minute since we had washed and cut up the strawberries earlier. We also had the glaze on them so we just layered the Greek yogurt, berries, and Cool Whip. Doing it this way cut the calorie count even lower than the 200 calories per slice the recipe says since we eliminated the crust.
We also thought it would make a lovely dessert made the way we do Death by Chocolate – pictured below, but with strawberries rather than the chocolate cake and pudding layers and served from a crystal bowl.
Death By Chocolate recipe
Another spring/summer favorite of ours is Yogurt pie, which is very simple and easy to have on hand.
FROZEN YOGURT PIE
2 containers (8 oz. each) fruit flavored yogurt
1 9 oz. container Cool Whip
Ready-made or made from scratch graham cracker crust
Fresh or frozen fruit of the same kind as the yogurt.
Fold yogurt into whipped topping, blending well. Add fruit. Spoon into crust. Freeze until firm, four hours or overnight. Move to refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
We have also served this in stemmed glasses with sprinkles of graham crackers between layers of the yogurt mixture.
We use lite yogurt and lite Cool Whip, making this another healthy summer dessert. It is cool and refreshing as well.
What spring like desserts is your family enjoying?
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