Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust ingredients

  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup water

Cheesecake ingredients

  • 18 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1¼ cups fructose
  • ⅓ cup skim milk
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 2½ teaspoons clove
  • 6 sheets gelatin
  • 4 cups canned pumpkin

Crust directions

  1. Combine water and cracker crumbs.
  2. Spray cake pan with your preferred cooking spray.
  3. Press into 10-inch spring form cake pan and set aside.

Cheesecake directions

  1. Cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Fold in the pumpkin.
  3. Soften the gelatin in warm skim milk.
  4. Quickly fold gelatin into the cheese/pumpkin mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Slice into 16 pieces and serve.

Nutritional Key: Calories/Carbs/Proteins/Fat/Fiber 207/32g/5g/8g/1g

Pumpkin Mousse

Ingredients

  • ‍1 cup cashews unsalted raw
  • ½ cup pecan pieces, raw
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup FruitSweet (or agave syrup, maple syrup or honey)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. ‍Combine all ingredients in blender
  2. Puree on high speed until smooth
  3. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the mixture into half cup creme brulee ramekins or into a pastry bag
  4. Chill to refrgierator temperature and then enjoy
  5. Garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon and a sprig of mint

Nutritional Key: Calories/Carbs/Proteins/Fat/Fiber 230.61/23.88g/3.59g/14.71g/2.26g

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

  • ‍1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 6 tsp. sugar
  • 1 each egg
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 5 tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 tbs. whipped cream

Directions

  1. Combine sliced strawberries and sugar. Mix well and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes. The mixture should become very juicy.
  2. Preheat conventional oven to º350 F.
  3. Whisk the egg, sugar, lemon juice and oil together in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest and dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients (egg, sugar, lemon juice and oil) and mix to create a thick dough.
  6. Add the milk and mix well.
  7. Lightly grease a baking pan, drop 3 tablespoon size mounds on the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake at º350 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  9. Prepare the whip cream.
  10. Place bottom half of the shortcake on plate.
  11. Top with sliced strawberries, some of the juice from the strawberry/sugar mixture, and whipped cream.
  12. Top with the other half of the shortcake and enjoy.

Nutritional Key: Calories/Carbs/Proteins/Fat/Fiber 346/18/11/18/7

Vanilla Bean Flan

Ingredients

  • ‍1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 each vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 3 each eggs, medium
  • 3 each medium egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons organic cane sugar(for egg/milk mixture)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar(for caramel sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. ‍Preheat convention (not convection) oven to 325F.
  2. Lightly spray six 1/2 cup ramekins with PAM or other non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine the heavy cream, half & half, milk, the split and scraped vanilla bean pod and its scrapings into a medium sized heavy bottomed sauce pan; gradually bring to a simmer over medium heat, then remove from the stove top.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, yolks and five tablespoons of organic cane sugar and beat with a wire whisk until the mixture becomes frothy.   Add one cup of the simmered milk mixture into the egg mixture and whisk to combine.  Gradually add the remaining milk mixture into the egg mixture and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a clean dry container.  Set aside.
  5. To make caramel sauce: In a medium heavy bottomed sauce pot, combine the water, freshly squeezed lemon juice and the remaining half cup of organic cane sugar. (Be careful not to get the mixture on the sides of the pan as it will burn.) Cook undisturbed over medium heat until it becomes amber in color (like a penny) about 3 1/2 minutes.  Remove from heat and spoon one tablespoon of the caramel into the bottom of each greased ramekin.
  6. Place the ramekins into a deep baking dish.  Ladle the egg/milk mixture over the caramel in each ramekin, dividing evenly.  Create a steam bath by carefully pouring hot water into the baking pan until the water is halfway up the sides of the ramekins.  Make sure not to get any water in the ramekins.
  7. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the flans are set, but still slightly loose in the center.
  8. Carefully remove from the oven, remove the foil, and let the flans rest in the hot water for about 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the flans from the baking dish and allow them to cool slightly on the countertop before moving them to the refrigerator.
  10. To serve: with your fingertips gently press around the outside of the flan to release it from the ramekin.  Invert each flan onto a small plate and remove the ramekin.  If desired, top with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Nutrition facts: Serves 6  - 5.2 ounce servings.  298 calories/ 17g. fat/30 g. carbs/6 g protein.

Orange Creme Brule

Ingredients

  • 1 cups half & half
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 1/3 cups evaporated skim milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 each egg yolks
  • 1 Tbs orange liqueur
  • 1/2 Tbs orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • 2 12 tsp turbinado sugar (to top the brule)

Directions

  1. ‍Combine half & half, evaporated milk and vanilla bean in a medium saucepot and heat to just below a simmer on medium heat. Remove vanilla bean, split, scrape and add the scrapings back into the mixture. Discard scraped pods.
  2. Add granulated sugar to the mixture and heat to a simmer; remove from heat.
  3. Place egg yolks in a small bowl. Temper the eggs by slowly wisking in 1/2 cup of the warm milk mixture.
  4. Add tempered egg yolks into the sauce pot with the remaining milk mixture. Mix well.
  5. Stir in orange liqueur, orange extract and orange zest.
  6. Pour 1/3 cup of the mixture into 4 oz. ceramic ramekins until the water level is as high as the brule. (custard)
  7. Add hot water into the pan around the ramekins until the water level is as high as the brule.
  8. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven (300 degrees) for 30-45 minutes, or until the custard is set, but still slightly loose in the center.
  9. Remove from oven and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least four hours.
  10. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of the turbinado sugar evenly over the top of each brule & carmelize with a small torch. Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts: 2.9 oz serving. 142 Calories, 5g Fat, 20 Carbs

Brûlée Banana Split

Banana Split Ingredients

  • ‍½ Banana
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh berries
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 Tbsp. fruit sorbet
  • 1 Tbsp. chocolate sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. agave caramel sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 Tbsp. raspberry-pomegranate coulis (recipe below)

Agave Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • ‍6 Tbsp. water
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. agave syrup
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Raspberry-Pomegranate Coulis Ingredients

  • ‍6 Tbsp. raspberries, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fructose (or sugar)

Directions

  1. Peel and quarter banana lengthwise; coat with brown sugar and caramelize with a torch.
  2. Put two banana quarters in bowl; top with vanilla bean ice cream and fruit sorbet.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh berries, drizzle with agave caramel, raspberry-pomegranate and chocolate sauces.

Agave Caramel Sauce Directions

  1. Combine water, sugar, and agave syrup. Cook to a light caramel.
  2. Stand back and add cream, stirring to blend.
  3. Stir in butter.
  4. Cool.

Raspberry-Pomegranate Coulis Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pot.
  2. Simmer over low medium heat until all the raspberries are broken down.
  3. Puree and strain.

Deconstructed Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • ‍8 oz. low fat cream cheese
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. thawed blueberries
  • 4 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs

Directions

  1. ‍Blend cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
  2. Refrigerate until set.
  3. Once cheesecake mixture is set, divide into four portions onto plates.
  4. Sprinkle each portion with 1 Tbsp. thawed blueberries and 1 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • ‍1 ¾ Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 ¾ Tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 ¼ oz. pumpkin, solid pack
  • ½ Tbsp. egg, beaten
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 oz. wheat flour, all-purpose
  • 2 ½ oz. oats, quick-cooking
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. chocolate chips, semi-sweet

Directions

  1. ‍In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
  2. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by slightly heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10–12 minutes until lightly browned.

Almond Milk Cake

Ingredients

  • ‍3 egg whites
  • 7 oz. almond paste
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 12 egg whites
  • 10 oz. sugar, granulated
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 7 oz. cake flour 6 cups skim milk
  • 1 ½ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar, granulated
  • 2 cups lowfat (neufchatel) cream cheese
  • ¾ tbsp. toasted crushed almond slivers

Directions

  1. ‍Gradually mix the 3 egg whites into the almond paste to soften it.
  2. Whip the 12 egg yolks with 3 oz. sugar to ribbon stage. Add the vanilla extract and slowly add this to the almond paste.
  3. Whip the 12 egg whites to soft peaks with remaining 7 oz. sugar and carefully fold into yolk mixture. Then fold in the cake flour.
  4. Immediately spread the batter on a paper-lined sheet pan (do not use any spray oil). Bake at 350 degrees F for 10–12 minutes until done. Allow to cool. Cut cake into three equal sheets.
  5. Heat the milk and honey with the vanilla extract to a low simmer.
  6. Assemble the layers by spreading lightly with a low-fat cream cheese and sugar mix.
  7. With a bamboo skewer or toothpick, poke holes in the sheet cake. Pour the milk mixture over the cake and refrigerate until cold.
  8. Cut rectangular shaped pieces about 2 X 3 inches and sprinkle with lightly toasted, crushed almond slivers.

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake with Blueberries

Ingredients

  • ‍1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup fructose
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

Glaze ingredients

  • ‍½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp melted butter

Directions

  1. ‍Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Spray baking pan (3” x 4 ½” x 8”) with pan spray
  3. Combine flour, fructose, baking powder, soda and salt
  4. Mix together orange juice, lemon juice, canola oil, vanilla, lemon zest and eggs
  5. Incorporate wet items into dry items
  6. Add frozen blueberries
  7. Place batter into baking pan
  8. Bake 50-55 minutes

Glaze directions

  1. ‍Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and melted butter
  2. Brush cake with powdered sugar lemon juice glaze

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate

Ingredients

  • ‍1¾ cup unsifted flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp. pomegranate juice
  • 3 Tbsp. fructose (or sugar)

Directions

  1. ‍Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt)
  2. Add the eggs, milk, canola oil and vanilla extract Mix until thoroughly combined
  3. Mix in the hot water
  4. Pour into an oil-sprayed 9" x 13" baking pan
  5. Fold in white chocolate
  6. Bake at 350° F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Combine raspberries, pomegranate juice and fructose in a small sauce pan
  8. Simmer over low-medium heat until all the raspberries are broken down
  9. Puree, strain and cool Drizzle on each piece of cake

Nutritional Info

  • Calories: 290 
  • Carbohydrates (g): 44 
  • Protein (g): 4 
  • Fat (g): 3 
  • Fiber (g): 2

Lime Pots de Creme

Ingredients

  • ‍1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fructose
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

Directions

  1. ‍Blend all items on high 2-3 minutes
  2. Divide into six ramekins
  3. Place ramekins in 2" full pan
  4. Fill with hot water level to the créme
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean
  6. Chill

Tofu Ambrosia with Cantaloupe and Honeydew

Ingredients

  • ‍2 cups cantaloupe, ¼" diced
  • 2 cups honeydew, ¼" diced
  • 1 cup tofu whipped cream (recipe below)

Tofu Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • ‍8 oz. soft tofu
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. agave syrup
  • 1 tsp. orange peel, grated
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • Dash nutmeg, ground

Directions

  1. Blend all tofu whipped cream ingredients in a food processor or with a mixer
  2. Toss tofu whipped cream with cantaloupe and honeydew

Apple Walnut Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • ‍¼ tsp. vanilla beans, split
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ lb. whole wheat bread, cubed
  • ½ apple, peeled, sliced
  • ¼ oz. walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. apple pie spice
  • ¾ cup caramel sauce (see recipe below)
  • Pinch cinnamon

Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • ‍3 fl. oz. water
  • 3 fl. oz. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  1. Warm milk with vanilla bean and brown sugar to dissolve the sugar
  2. Beat eggs with salt and pepper
  3. Add bread, apples and apple pie spice to egg and milk mixture
  4. Pour into a baking pan and bake (preferably in a water bath) for 30 minutes at 325° degrees
  5. Serve with Caramel Sauce (see recipe)
  6. Dust each serving with cinnamon

Caramel Sauce Directions

  1. ‍Combine water, sugar and corn syrup
  2. Cook to a light caramel
  3. Cautiously add cream, stirring to blend
  4. Stir in butter
  5. Cool

Baked Pear with Agave Chili Glazed Pecans

Ingredients

  • 4 pears
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp. agave syrup
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Directions

  1. ‍Peel pears
  2. Cut off top portion of pear and hollow out removing core and seeds
  3. Place into baking dish
  4. Add ½ cup water
  5. Place in preheated 350° oven Cook until tender
  6. Combine agave syrup, chili powder and cayenne in bowl
  7. Toss pecans in mixture and place on silicone baking mat 
  8. Bake until caramelized, cool and crumble
  9. Place pecans in warm pear and serve