Posts Tagged ‘jam’

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BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

There’ll come a time in your life when you neeeeeeeeed  this gorgeousness.  

Blueberries, citrus, and a little vanilla…this is perfect as a sauce, jam, or when warmed, even a syrup.  Add to plain Greek yogurt, into ricotta,  a protein shake, over my Oatmeal cottage Cheese Pancakes, or rolled in my Crepes with a a little cream cheese schmear…spooned over a low-sugar cheesecake…you get the drift.

The recipe makes quite a bit, but freeze and keep for when that I-need-some-blueberry-sauce-now emergency strikes.  

What?

 It happens.

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5 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup Whey Low Granular (regular sugar, if you prefer)

1/2 cup Splenda Granular (OR use all Splenda or all WL)

Zest and juice of one large lemon OR medium orange

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons cold butter

In a  large sauce pan – over medium heat – combine the berries, WL, Splenda, lemon, and salt.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Continue to boil for 20 minutes, or until reduced by about a third.  Add vanilla, and stir in the butter until melted. (The butter gives the sauce a beautiful glossy shine as well as another layer of flavor.  SO good!)

Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pour into 1/2 cup freezer containers and freeze.  Lasts in the fridge for a month or in freezer for one year.

Makes approx 3 cups sauce depending on how far it’s reduced, or about 48 servings, two-tablespoons each.

If you used all Splenda the calorie count and carbs would be even less.

Per Serving: Calories 12; Protein 0 g; Fat .3 g; NET Carb 4 g; (Fiber 0 g); Sugar 4; Sodium 7 mg

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FRESH STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PIE

(ALMOST NO-BAKE!)

Now, that is pretty darn gorgeous!

Sometimes you want a decadent cheesecake without the trouble of baking one…this will do just fine, thank you.

Try it with fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, even nectarines or cherries.  Go crazy….you’ll be glad you did…

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One pastry pie crust, baked and cooled completely OR graham crumb crust, baked, cooled
2 cups heavy whipping cream OR One 8-ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
Two 8-ounce pkgs reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Splenda Granulated (or sugar)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
Enough whole berries, cut in half to cover the pie
1/3 cup sugar free strawberry jam, melted

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If using heavy whipping cream, in a medium bowl, beat cream and into soft peaks and set aside in the refrigerator.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in Splenda (sugar), vanilla, and almond extract. Fold in whipped cream OR Cool Whip and chopped strawberries. Spoon and mound filling into cooled crust. Garnish with strawberry halves. Brush melted jam over berries and chill until set. Cover loosely and store in fridge. Makes 16 servings.

Per Serving: Calories 183; Protein 4 g; Fat 14 g; Carbs 9 g; Sugar 1 g; Sodium 148 mg

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