Delightful Fruit Dessert Recipes

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Fruit desserts are a refreshing change after consuming a heavy calorie laden meal. Minimalist yet delicious beyond belief, nothing concludes a meal more graciously than a dessert comprising a heady concoction of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and what have you. The sprightly colors and flavors that are characteristic of fruit based desserts evoke blissful emotions with every spoonful of nature’s bounty. Here are 5 delightful fruit dessert recipes which you can savor with a broad smile of satisfaction swept across your face.

Fruit Dessert Recipe 1: Milk and Strawberry Pudding

Ingredients:

 

  • 15-18 fresh strawberries
  • 600ml of full cream fresh milk
  • 180-200g of caster sugar
  • 1 packet of agar agar powder

 

Method: Wash strawberries and hull them to remove the leafy tops and stems. Slice them into wedges and keep aside. In a pot of 600 ml water, combine the sugar and agar agar powder and stir thoroughly until well blended. Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat and keep stirring until thick. When the agar-agar mixture starts to boil, whisk in the milk to make the milk jello. Bring to a boil and turn the heat off. Pour the milk jelly mixture into dessert cups and allow them to cool. Top each cup with 4 to 6 strawberry wedges. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Fruit Dessert Recipe 2: Fruit Cobbler

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 cups of assorted fruit (blueberries, peaches, raspberries and strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Method: Begin by melting the butter in an oven-safe dish over medium heat. Next mix together the flour, milk, vanilla in a bowl and combine thoroughly. Now pour this mixture into a prepared pan and tip the fruits evenly all over the top. Place in the oven and bake at a temperature of 300° F for about an hour until done. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Fruit Dessert Recipe 3: Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 cups of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine

 

Method: Preheat the oven to a temperature of 375° F and grease a shallow baking dish with butter or margarine. Arrange the blueberries evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking dish and drizzle with lemon juice. In another large bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, flour and rolled oats. Drizzle the mixture evenly over the blueberry mixture in the pan. Bake for about 30 minutes until the top is golden and bubbling. Cool on wire racks for a couple of minutes. Serve warm!

Fruit Dessert Recipe 4: Yogurt Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 apples cored, seeded and diced
  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • 2 cups of strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 cups of grapes
  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • ½ tablespoons of honey
  • ½ cup of assorted chopped nuts of your choice
  • ½ cup of raisins

 

Method: Combine all the fruit in a large bowl. Now stir in the yogurt and honey and mix thoroughly. Now transfer the dough to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before. Top off the fruit salad with nuts and raisins and serve chilled.

Fruit Dessert Recipe 5: Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

 

  • 6 cooking apples, cored, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 large fresh egg
  • ½ cup of butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves

 

Method: Preheat the oven to a temperature of 325° F. Next coat the quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Now, peel, core and cut the apples into equal sized chunks. Place the apples at the bottom of the prepared baking dish. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar and egg and mix thoroughly. Drizzle the crumb mixture over the apple chunks at the bottom of the baking dish. Speckle the apple chunks with the remaining butter, ground cinnamon and ground cloves. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for an hour until the crust turns golden brown.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Christoper_M_Hayes

 

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