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Pear Cranberry Sauce
From EatingWell Magazine December 2006 -- Subscribe Now!
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Low Sodium | Low Cholesterol | Low Sat Fat | Heart Healthy
This dazzling pink pear & cranberry sauce has a perfect balance of tart and sweet tastes. It stands in for the applesauce that traditionally accompanies latkes.
Makes 6 servings, generous 1/3 cup each
ACTIVE TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy
3 large ripe Bartlett pears, peeled
1. Grate pears into a large saucepan, using the large holes of a box grater; take the flesh all the way down to the core but do not get any seeds in the pan.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 80 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 4 g fiber; 99 mg sodium; 146 mg potassium.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
TIME: 20 minutes + chilling time
3 whole graham crackers, crushed
1 lg ripe banana, sliced
1⁄2 c sugar
1⁄4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1⁄8 tsp salt
3 c 1% milk
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 c semisweet or dark chocolate chips (MUFA)
1. DIVIDE graham cracker crumbs evenly among 6 custard cups or ramekins. Press into bottom. Top with banana, reserving a few slices for garnish.
2. MIX sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in large saucepan. Stir in milk. Whisk over medium heat until pudding thickens and comes to a boil.
3. COOK 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into prepared custard cups. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Top each serving with 1⁄4 cup of the chocolate chips and garnish with reserved banana.
Nutritional Info Per Serving
391 cal, 7 g pro, 65 g carb, 4 g fiber, 15 g fat, 8.5 g sat fat, 6 mg chol, 150 mg sodium
|2 red grapefruits, halved, seeded, and sectioned|
|1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and halved or quartered|
|1 (25-ounce) bottle sparkling cider|
|Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish|
|6 tablespoons butter|
|1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon baking powder|
|1/2 teaspoon baking soda|
|1 teaspoon cinnamon|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|2/3 cup brown sugar|
|1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce|