You know the phrase easy as pie? Cobblers, slumps, and crisps (like the blueberry slump, pictured here) are even easier than pie, but just as tasty - instead of pie crust, these summer desserts are topped with a sweetened crumb or biscuit topping, meaning much less work for the chef. You can make a crisp or cobbler with almost any kind of fruit, from peaches to apples to blackberries, but at this time of year we're partial to fresh-picked blueberries.
RECIPE: Blueberry Slump
A sticky biscuit dough is dropped onto blueberries in this classic New England dessert, which is called a "slump," "grunt," or "cobbler," depending on who you're asking.
2 cups flour
1 ¾ cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling
4 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
1 ¼ cups milk
1 ½ lb. blueberries
1 cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
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You know the phrase easy as pie? Cobblers, slumps, and crisps (like the blueberry slump, pictured here) are even easier than pie, but just as tasty - instead of pie crust, these summer desserts are topped with a sweetened crumb or biscuit topping, meaning much less work for the chef. You can make a crisp or cobbler with almost any kind of fruit, from peaches to apples to blackberries, but at this time of year we're partial to fresh-picked blueberries.Read More »from Easy Blueberry Dessert for Summer
- FITNESS Magazine | Dessert Guide – Wed, Jun 27, 2012 1:26 PM EDT
Claire Benoist/Fitness MagazineBy Juno DeMeloRead More »from FITNESS 2012 Healthy Food Awards: Best Frozen Desserts
The great thing about frozen treats is that unless you're a fan of brain freeze, you have to slow down and savor them. Choose the right ones and they're as guilt-free as they are delicious. That's where we come in. Working with a team of nutritionists, we found eight yummy options with 180 calories or less, minimal added sugar, and no more than six grams of saturated fat. So go ahead and indulge; these cool treats will satisfy your cravings and keep you slim.
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What Makes a Winner
Companies submitted more than 90 new frozen desserts to FITNESS. Our experts -- Anar Allidina, RD, a dietitian in private practice in Toronto; Keri Gans, RD, the author of The Small Change Diet; and Marissa Lippert, RD, the author of The Cheater's Diet -- analyzed the ingredients and nutrition facts to help us determine which ones deserved to move to the next round of judging. Those finalists were sampled in blind taste tests and voted on by
image: flickr"I was raised on Oreo cookies," Dave Crofton, tells Yahoo! Shine. Crofton co-owns One Girl Cookies Bakery in Brooklyn with his wife Dawn Casale. "There is something fun about the crunch. When you open a package and they are fresh and crisp, it's really satisfying."
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One Girl Cookies developed a recipe for Oreo-style cookies from scratch when a bride requested them for her wedding. "We are happy to make things people love," says Crofton.
Oreos are America's most popular cookie. Just like the packaged version, in this recipe, the crisp, slightly bitter chocolate wafer offsets the sweetness of the cream filling. You can find more of Crofton and Casale's creations in their book, One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn's Beloved Bakery.
Oreo-style Cookies from Scratch (adapted from One Girl Cookies Bakery)
These chilled, creamy pies are the dessert equivalent of a swimming hole-so refreshing you can't help but dive in.
2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 15 sheets)
1/2 cup finely chopped honey-roasted peanuts
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 cups whipping cream, divided
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large bananas, sliced
Toppings: sweetened whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chopped honey-roasted peanuts
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1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 3 ingredients; firmly press on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).
2. Microwave chocolate and 1/2 cup whipping cream in a small
- The Editors of EatingWell Magazine | Dessert Guide – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:08 AM EDT
By Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine
Ever heard of yonanas? It's a one-ingredient frozen dessert made with ripe bananas that has the texture of soft serve ice cream without any added fat or sugar. Sounds pretty good to me, except that I'd have to purchase a $50 machine to make it and I've made a commitment not to buy single use appliances. But I am curious to try this wonder dessert.
With a little searching it appears as though you don't actually need the machine to replicate this fruity soft-serve-like goodness. (You actually don't need an ice cream maker to make creamy frozen yogurt either--your food processor does an excellent job of finely blending berries with yogurt. What about your blender? Although blenders can get a finer texture, blending thick frozen berries with yogurt is difficult. Air pockets form over the blade and you're left doing more stirring than you would using a food processor.)
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Summer is synonymous with swimsuit season, and for many that means saying "no" to summertime desserts. But that doesn't need to be the case. There are plenty of lighter options to choose that will allow you to indulge your summer sweet tooth without compromising your sizzling silhouette. Fruits, gelatin, and even ice cream can be figure-friendly when you make smart choices. Try these cool and light summertime desserts for a guilt-free, sweet treat.
You can whip up a quick and light version of this French classic by using sugar-free chocolate pudding, skim milk and fat-free non-dairy whipped topping. Just like the original, it's luscious and rich, but with only a fraction of the calories and fat.
Granitas are a wonderful choice for summertime desserts, and nothing screams summer like watermelon. Just blend up some watermelon, lime juice and a pinch of zero-calorie sweetener. Then freeze, scrape with a fork, and voila - you have aRead More »from Lighter Desserts to Enjoy During Swimsuit Season
Not every dessert will do on a hot summer night. The best after-dinner treats will cool and refresh you, especially if you're eating outdoors. These desserts are perfect for sitting on the patio and relaxing after a long summer's day.
Something about a hot day makes me want ice cream once the sun starts to set. My daughters take their scoops in a cone, while I've refined my sophisticated taste and like a heaping bowl full. What's our summer ice cream of choice? Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream . The minty flavor adds a light and refreshing feel to a delicious, summertime dessert.
My daughters love making their own Popsicles to enjoy on a summer's evening. They aren't alone - my husband and I love getting in on the fun! Use plastic cups and serve with spoons in a pinch. Get those treats in the freezer by mid-morning and you'll have a tasty, chilly treat ready for the back deck after dinner. My daughters love lemonade-flavored pops,Read More »from Perfect Patio Desserts for Summer Nights
Summer is the time for pool parties and barbeques, county fairs and lemonade. And there's no better way to cool off than with a classic ice cream treat. Even for those of us watching our waistlines, ice cream can be a healthy way to snack and beat the summer heat. Just be sure you choose a healthy ice cream, like the light varieties of Dreyer's/Edy's® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, and top with satisfying, healthy toppings. Try these surprisingly healthy ice cream topping combinations for a fun, cool, and nutritious summer.
Antioxidants - Pomegranate Seeds and Dark Chocolate Chips
Pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate chips are both high in antioxidants which have been proven to fight disease and ward off cancer. Try these healthy, nutrition-packed toppings with ice cream for a taste sensation you'll be boasting about.
Glycemic Index - Apples and Peanuts
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Summer-friendly desserts are light, refreshing, and delicious. That's why my family always turns to ice cream when it's time to wind down from a busy, hot summer day. If you want to get the neighborhood kids, your family, or a group of friends together, a DIY summer ice cream social is a simple idea that everyone can enjoy. With five simple steps you can put together a stress-free gathering that'll delight kids of all ages!
1. Resist the urge to tell everyone the unspecific, "just bring something to share!" Be specific when asking everyone to bring something-what will you do with 5 chocolate sauces? Take personal responsibility for the most important components so that you don't need to worry about a table full of toppings and no ice cream. Don't forget paper products, cups and cones, and toppings galore.
2. Don't go flavor-crazy. Resist the urge to purchase 5-10 different ice cream flavors for your ice cream social. You'll just end up with several untouched tubs of ice creamRead More »from Beat the Heat with a DIY Summer Ice Cream Social
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