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Mini dessert week…


I love the mini desserts that you can get at some restaurants so I purchased 20-4 ounce dessert cups and will be experimenting this week.  Here is the first dessert idea:

Strawberry Cups with Lime Sauce

Strawberry Mini cups with Lime Sauce

Serves 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Refrigeration: 1 – 5 hours (or overnight)

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 200                        Fat: 2 grams                          Points: 4

Strawberry Ingredients:

¾ cup pineapple juice

¼ cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 packet sugar free strawberry flavored gelatin

2 pounds strawberries – sliced

1/3 cup vanilla wafers – crushed

10 – 4 ounce dessert cups

Whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine pineapple juice, sugar and cornstarch in a small pot and set over medium heat.  Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture become bubbly and thick.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved and spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Add strawberries and gently toss.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 – 4 hours or until set.

Lime Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup egg substitute

½ cup sugar

Zest of 1 lime

½ cup lime juice

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Set over a pot of simmering water.
  3. Stirring constantly, cook for about 7 – 10 minutes until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool.

Assembly Directions:

  1. Separate cookie crumbs amongst into the bottom of the dessert cups.
  2. Spoon a generous amount of strawberry filling into each cup.
  3. Spoon a little of the lime sauce on top then top with whipped topping (if using).
  4. Serve cold.

NOTE: The desserts may be assembled a day in advance, covered with plastic wrap with the whipped topping added right before serving.

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