See It, Make It: 15-Minute Fruit Desserts
Astoundingly good for minimal effort, this makes an indulgent weekend breakfast or anyday dessert. A judicious smear of mascarpone (half the fat of butter) is part of the luxury, but even lighter low-fat cream cheese will work as well. The real secret is warming the berries just enough to make the flavor bloom and transform their juices into a rosy syrup.
Quick Mixed Berry Topping
Frozen mixed berries become an almost instant fruit topping in the microwave. Serve over angel food cake or Greek-style yogurt.
The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like--pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows.
A touch of lemon juice and Grand Marnier add zippy citrus notes to fresh strawberries. Serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Nothing says summer like fresh berries. Try this simple sundae sauce over frozen yogurt for a scrumptious summertime treat.
Vanilla and cinnamon add subtle flavor to this quick rhubarb compote. Serve warm or cold, wrapped in crepes or over ice cream.
Gingersnap-Banana Frozen Yogurt
Stir chopped gingersnaps, sliced bananas and toasted pecans into softened vanilla frozen yogurt for a quick, crowd-pleasing dessert.
Marsala-Poached Figs over Ricotta
Vanilla-infused ricotta cheese is the perfect foil for saucy poached figs.
Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut
Luscious tropical fruit topped with creamy coconut milk and crunchy pistachios is a simple yet delicious dessert.
The bananas have to get in and out of the pan in 1 1/2 minutes, no longer, so they stay firm in the center. If you are cooking for 4, you can easily double the recipe; it is important not to crowd the skillet, so get everything ready to go and make it in 2 batches.
This simple dessert works any time of the year, but its flavors will be the best and brightest in the winter when oranges are at their peak.
Peach Frozen Yogurt
We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker.
Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait
Take a trip to the tropics with our piña colada inspired parfait. It even makes a great breakfast when you need a sunny start to your day.
Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds
Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting--yet calorie-conscious--treat.
Chocolate & Banana
Satisfy that chocolate craving with a drizzle of melted chocolate chips over banana slices for an easy treat.
You won't mind serving dessert on a busy weeknight after assembling these quick parfaits.
Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.
An unusual combination of ingredients make a delicious dessert or a healthful afternoon break.
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
This healthy dessert recipe is a quick and healthy way to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Blueberries with Lemon Cream
Blending vanilla yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese creates a topping that's as virtuous as it is delicious. Any fresh berry can be used in this recipe.
Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake
So thick you'll need a straw and a long spoon to enjoy this frosty cherry-vanilla milkshake.