Winter Fruit Desserts – More Fruit, Fewer Calories – Watch Video Recipes and Learn FAST!

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Cranberry-Poached Pears:

Watch this video and learn to make a stunning dessert with a pear, some cranberries, water, sugar and spices - all in about a minute and a half!

Here is the recipe:

4 pears, peeled, halved, cored

1 cup cranberries

1 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup Splenda (use brown sugar as a substitute)

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Place all in microwave container and cover and cook on full power for 6 minutes. Pears are done when tender. Serve warm on a plate - as shown - or cover and refrigerate for later use.

Citrus Pummelo Cup

Here is the recipe for the Citrus Pummelo Cup:

1 large pummelo or grapefruit

1 tsp warm honey (we warmed it briefly in the microwave)

zest and juice of 1 lime

segments of 1 tangerine

Peel, core and deseed pummelo or grapefruit as shown in the video.  Cut into segments and remove seeds and core again as needed. Stack the segments on a plate.

Drizzle with warm honey, lime zest and juice. Garnish with tangerine segments. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve in glasses or dessert dishes.

The pummello is a fruit that resembles a grapefruit - we have found them to be somewhat of a conversation piece - they are very large! They are juicy and very sweet - we liken them to grapefruit candy!

Apple Ambrosia

We made this recipe using Ambrosia Apples - the title of those gave us the idea. The pineapple is tasty and the acid in it keeps the apples white for a few days!

Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN, exclaimed, "The videos look great, Judy.  They are so sleek and simple.  I love it!  I am going to make the apple ambrosia tonight with my kids" when she got to preview our videos (our authors do have priveleges).

We love this dessert, too!

2 apples, cored and diced

1/4 cup crushed pineapple in juice, with juice

1 cup light nonfat vanilla yogurt

1 squirt of whipped cream - about 2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon toasted almonds, chopped

Mix all together. Cover and chill until ready to use. Serve in glass bowl and top with more crushed pineapple and toasted almonds. MMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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