Desserts Recipes

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1-1/4 cups hot water Whipped topping (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 3/4 […]

Tutti Fruitti Rice Salad

Ingredients: 3 cups cooked brown rice 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1 mango, chopped 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette dressing 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, divided Directions: In large bowl, combine rice, cranberries, mango, pecans, pepper, vinaigrette and 1/4 cup parsley. Toss well. Garnish […]

Orange Mint Rice Salad

Ingredients: 3 oranges 3 cups cooked rice 1/3 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Peel and segment two oranges; set aside. Squeeze juice from remaining orange; set aside. In a large bowl, combine rice, orange segments, raisins, mint and walnuts. Add orange […]

Cranberry Rice Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked medium grain rice 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon orange peel, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup dried cranberries Directions: Combine rice, water, 1 tablespoon orange peel and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover […]

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Ingredients: 3 cups cooked medium grain rice 3 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Ground cinnamon (optional) Whipped cream (optional) Directions: Combine rice, milk, sugar, butter and cinnamon sticks in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy (20 to 25 minutes), stirring frequently. […]

Applesauce Ambrosia

Ingrediants: 1 can (16 oz.) applesauce
 2 bananas, sliced
 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges
 1/2c toasted slivered almonds
 1/2c flaked coconut
 32 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Whip yogurt with a wire wisk. Add applesauce. Gently fold in remaining ingredients. Chill and serve. Serves 6

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Ginger Churros with Caramel Apples

Recipe Provided By Chef Alexandra I. Lopez, The Food Diva Churros: 1 cup water
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ tsp. salt
 1 tsp. sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 eggs
 3 cups corn oil
 1/4 cup sugar, for dusting
 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for dusting Carmel Apples: […]

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter,softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons canola (or vegetable) oil 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping: 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream […]

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk or sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed Directions: In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into the […]

Golden Peach Pie

Ingredients: Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) 5 cups sliced, peeled fresh peaches (about 5 medium) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Milk Directions: Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom pastry; […]

Spiced Peach Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons white vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon whole cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 2 packages (3 ounces each) peach or orange gelatin 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar and water. Tie cloves and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag; place in the […]

Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients: 6 peaches 1 1/2 cup oatmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk Directions: Slice 3 peaches (about 1 cup) and puree in blender. Coarsely chop remaining peaches and set […]

Peach Pound Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped, fresh  peaches Directions: Grease a 10-inch tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Cream remaining butter; gradually […]

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 8 cups sliced peaches 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1/3 cup butter or margarine Pastry for double-crust pie Vanilla ice cream Directions: Combine peaches, sugar, flour and nutmeg in a Dutch oven; set aside to allow syrup to form (approximately 15 minutes). Bring peach mixture […]

Zucchini Dessert Squares

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups cold butter Filling: 8 to 10 cups cubed seeded peeled zucchini (4 to 5 pounds) 2/3 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: In a large bowl, combine the […]

Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad

Ingredients: 1 large package cook and serve vanilla pudding (4.6 ounces) 1 large package orange Jell-O (6 ounces) 2 cups water 1 (16 ounce) whipped topping 1/2 bag mini marshmallows 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits (drained) 22 ounces mandarin oranges (drained) 2 to 3 bananas, sliced (Optional, put in before serving so they don’t turn […]

Strawberry Yogurt Cones

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved 1 cup nonfat yogurt: plain, vanilla or lemon 4 waffle cones Colored sprinkles or granola, for garnish Directions: In bowl, gently mix together strawberries and yogurt, reserving 2-3 halves for garnish. Spoon into waffle cones, dividing mixture equally. If desired, garnish with sprinkles or granola and remaining […]

Light Berry Mousse

Ingredients: 3/4 cup boiling water 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin 1 cup ice cubes 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 3/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping Directions: In a blender, combine water and gelatin. Cover and process until gelatin is dissolved. Blend in ice cubes until partially melted. Add strawberries; process until blended. Pour […]

Banana Pudding Parfait

Ingredients: 1 package (0.8 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding 2 cups milk 4 graham crackers, crumbled (12 tablespoons or 3/4 cup crumbs) 2 bananas, sliced Directions: In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and 2 cups of milk. Beat until well blended (about 2 minutes) with a wire whisk, rotary beater, or electric mixer at […]

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