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Double Raspberry Soufflés

March/April 1996, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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These picture-perfect individual soufflés make an impressive dessert that is remarkably low in fat and calories. Soufflés are actually quite easy to make; just be sure the egg whites are stiffly beaten and once the soufflés are done, serve them right away.


Double Raspberry Soufflés

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

Berry layer

  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 6 teaspoons crème de cassis, or eau-de-vie de framboise or blackcurrant or blackberry juice or nectar

Soufflé

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon crème de cassis, or eau-de-vie de framboise or blackcurrant or blackberry juice or nectar
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature, or 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dried egg whites, reconstituted according to package directions
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preparation

  1. To prepare berry layer: Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat six 8-ounce soufflé cups with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon sugar to each cup and swirl to coat the inside. Distribute raspberries in the bottom of the cups and sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon crème de cassis (or eau-de-vie, juice or nectar).
  2. To prepare soufflés: Stir raspberries in a saucepan over low heat until they are juicy (for fresh) or thawed (for frozen). Transfer to a fine sieve set over a bowl. With a spoon, press the berries through the sieve, being careful to extract all the pulp. Discard the seeds.
  3. Return the puree to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir over medium heat until very thick and reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. (Reduce the heat as the mixture thickens.) Stir in 1 tablespoon crème de cassis (or eau-de-vie, juice or nectar) and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Beat egg whites and salt in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Continuing to beat, gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula, fold about a fourth of the beaten whites into the reserved raspberry puree to lighten its texture, then pour the mixture over the remaining whites. Gently fold the puree and whites together until evenly blended. Spoon the soufflé mixture into the cups, spreading to the edges of the cups.
  5. Set the cups on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the top. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 153 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 8 g fiber; 38 mg sodium; 223 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (50% daily value), Fiber (32% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate


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