Blackberries With Almond Cream and Cantaloupe
If you are watching your calories, but you still want a dessert that feels a little decadent, look no further. This simple and fresh recipe from Carilion's Dining and Nutrition Services team provides that creamy sweetness you are looking for with a bit of fiber and whole fruit goodness on the side. Whip it up for yourself or a crowd, and enjoy.
1/2 cup tub-style, fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon 1 percent, low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 (2.5-pound) cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 cup blackberries
4 teaspoons sliced almonds, toasted
Mint sprigs (optional)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, and beat at high speed in mixer until smooth.
Arrange cantaloupe, 1/4 cup blackberries, and 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each of 4 dessert plates.
Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of toasted almonds and garnish with mint, if desired.