15-Minute Fruit Desserts

Quick Mixed Berry ToppingQuick Mixed Berry ToppingMy after-dinner cravings happen like clockwork-as soon as I've finished doing the dishes I start thinking of a quick dessert that will satisfy my sweet tooth.

Sometimes cravings get the best of me, but if I could take a time-out from them, I'd remember I'd rather eat fruit. It satisfies my need for sweets and is packed with vitamins and fiber. Plus, who has hours to spend on a complicated layer cake during the week?

These light fruit desserts are not only fast-they can be prepared in 15 minutes or less-but they are also a delicious way to get antioxidant-rich fruit into your diet.

4 Quick Fruit Desserts:

• Consider filling store-bought crepes with sweet and tangy Rhubarb-Vanilla Compote or using that same compote to top vanilla ice cream.

• Use frozen berries to make a Quick Mixed Berry Topping for angel food cake.

• Don't want to cook? Gingersnap-Banana Frozen Yogurt is simply layered bananas, crumbled gingersnaps and toasted pecans on top of frozen yogurt for a cool dessert rich in calcium and potassium.

• Marinate fresh, juicy strawberries with Grand Marnier and lemon juice for Citrus-Infused Strawberries.

By Michelle Edelbaum

Michelle is the associate editor of interactive for EatingWell Media Group. In between editing and writing, she enjoys sampling the tasty results of the easy, healthy recipes that the EatingWell Test Kitchen cooks are working on.

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