Looking for an easy way to eat more fruit this holiday season? We’ve got one sweet little idea for you. Eat dessert! Fruit makes a naturally sweet and healthy choice at the end of a meal. With just a little enhancement — and not many more calories — you can turn fruit into a gourmet treat worthy of a special holiday meal.

Fruit not only tastes great, but it’s also an excellent source of essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium.

Quick & Easy Fruit Desserts

  1. Sliced navel oranges drizzled with chocolate syrup and topped with toasted sliced almonds.
  2. Angel food cake topped with a fruit purée made from fresh or unsweetened frozen berries or mixed fruit.
  3. Apple wedges drizzled with caramel sauce.
  4. Fruit kebabs served with a dip made from low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  5. A fruit parfait made with a layer of fresh pineapple or canned pineapple (in its own juice), a layer of prepared low-fat vanilla or lemon pudding, a layer of thawed frozen blueberries and another layer of pudding.
  6. Cherry-Chocolate-Almond Pudding – Prepare a 4-serving size of chocolate fudge pudding and mix in ½ teaspoon of almond extract and 2 cups of fresh or frozen pitted cherries.
  7. Rice pudding made with brown rice, liquid eggs, and low-fat milk. Stir in dried cherries or mashed ripe bananas.
  8. Pears poached in white grape juice and topped with chocolate syrup and a dollop of reduced-fat whipped dessert topping.

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