2 Light, Fruity Dessert Recipes That Won’t Weight You Down

by | Sep 23, 2013 | Recipes

The perfect way to end off a braai. Try these fruity dessert recipes…

1. Baked Peaches With Raspberries

This simple dessert can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge for an after-braai treat that won’t weigh you down.

What you need
6 firm ripe dessert peaches
¾ cup sweet wine

For serving
Fresh raspberries
Icing sugar
Fresh mint
Vanilla ice cream or cream (optional)

1/ Preheat the oven to 190°C.
2/ Halve the peaches and remove the stones. Place in a baking dish.
3/ Pour over the wine and bake for 15 minutes or until tender.
4/ Serve chilled, filled with raspberries, sprinkled with icing sugar and garnished with mint. If you like, serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.

Serves 6. Per 179g serving: 460kJ, 0g fat (0g sat), 0mg sodium, 18g carbs, 2g fibre, 14g sugars, 1g protein

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2. Baked Strawberries

Who doesn’t love strawberries? This decadent fruit bake is a sweet alternative to lemon meringue for your treat day.

What you need
500g strawberries, hulled
3 free-range egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 cup full-cream milk, warmed
2 tbsp Van Der Hum liqueur
5 egg whites
Icing sugar

1/ Roughly crush the strawberries and turn into a buttered, shallow ovenproof dish.
2/ Beat the egg yolks with two tablespoons of sugar until thick. Beat in the flour, then the warm milk.
3/ Bring to the boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the liqueur.
4/ Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then beat in the remaining sugar and whisk until stiff.
5/ Lighten the mixture with a little of the beaten egg whites, then fold into the rest of the whites. Spoon over the strawberries and bake at 200°C for 10 minutes. Sift over icing sugar and bake for another five minutes.

Serves 6. Per 191g serving: 669kJ, 4.5g fat (2g sat), 95mg sodium, 21g carbs, 1g fibre, 16g sugars, 9g protein

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