Fruit Cups with Ginger Nuts

Fruit Cups with Ginger Nuts

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Fresh fruit is topped with a sweet sauce and crunchy ginger-flavored nuts in this simple dessert.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Ginger-Crunch Mixed Nuts
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • ½ cup lightly salted pistachio nuts
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Fruit Cups
  • ⅓ cup mango nectar or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 2 small oranges, peeled and sectioned


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  1. To prepare Ginger-Crunch Mixed Nuts: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 13x9x2-inch baking pan, combine macadamia nuts, almonds, pistachio nuts, and pecans. Bake nuts for 10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine egg white and water; beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater until frothy. Discard half of the egg white mixture. To the remaining egg white mixture, add sugar, brown sugar , and ginger; stir until combined. Stir in cooled nuts. Lightly coat the same baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread nuts in a single layer in prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until nuts appear dry, stirring once halfway through baking. Spread nut mixture on a piece of foil coated with nonstick cooking spray, separating into individual pieces or small clusters; cool. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. To prepare Fruit Cups: In a small saucepan, stir together mango nectar, cornstarch, and ginger. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gently stir in banana; cool completely.
  4. Divide banana mixture and orange sections among four stemmed glasses. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons Ginger-Crunch Mixed Nuts. Serve immediately.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda® Granular or Sweet'N Low® bulk or packets to substitute for the granulated sugar, and Sweet'N Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown to substitute for the packed brown sugar. Follow package directions to use product amounts equivalent to 2 tablespoons of each sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 118 cal., 20 g carbo. Carb choices: 1.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup fruit and 2 tablespoons nuts
  • Per serving: 123 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 10 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

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