Rather than snacking on fruit throughout the day, I have a ritual of making a delicious fruit salad most evenings for my dessert after a main meal. As I have a sweet tooth, I always top mine with a WeightWatchers yoghurt (The Dessert Range 1p/59kcal each) or a Fromage Frais (The red berry range 1pp/49kcal each).
This time of year it's so cold and bleak. Sometimes the thought of a bowl of cold fruit just doesn't have the same appeal, so I've come up with this comforting alternative which is still only 1pp/approx.250kcal.
These fragrant, hot cinnamon fruits bubbling with warmth are complimented by the cool, sweet vanilla creamy topping to make a filling and satisfying dessert, a real treat.
You Will Need: (Per Serving)
(Varieties such as Braeburn, Jazz, Pink Lady work best)
1/2-1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
35g Extra Light/Lightest Philadelphia
1 teaspoon Granular Sweetener
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Tip the washed blueberries into the bottom of your serving dish.
(I prefer to make these in individual portions).
Leave the peel on the apple and slice into thin but chunky slices. Arrange on top of the blueberries.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Microwave for 3-4 minutes or bake for 30 minutes, until the apples are softened and the blueberries are bubbling up through and around the apple.
While the fruit is cooking, blend together the cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla to make the sweet vanilla topping.
Dollop on the top to serve.
You could use a skewer or chopstick to 'swirl' and marble the creamy topping through the red berry juices.
Hot Cinnamon, Cool Vanilla.
Try making the topping using 0% fat Greek yoghurt, half fat creme fraiche or ricotta to ring the changes.
You could also use frozen berries for this recipe as they are cheaper out of season.