From sweet tarts to healthful smoothies, these recipes make the most of both fresh and dried fruit.
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Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, wheat biscuit crumbs, and almonds combine to make this healthful, delicious breakfast. To save time, cut up the fruit the night before and put it all together in the morning.
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Fruit Sundae Cones
Instead of high-calorie ice cream cones, serve these refreshing high-nutrient fruit cones to the little ones playing in your backyard. Coconut and a drizzle of strawberry puree make them naturally sweet. Choose your kids' favorite fruit to fill up the cones.
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Pick-a-Grain Fruit Pancakes
With this easy recipe, choose any grain you like, from whole wheat and buckwheat pancakes to bulgur and rice bran pancakes, paired with your favorite fruit.
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Angel Food Cake with Tropical Fruits
A simple-to-make lime custard and slices of fresh fruit top a store-bought pound cake. Try red papaya, kiwifruit, and guava.
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Make this refreshing dessert ahead, freeze it, and enjoy it for a weeknight dessert or party treat.
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This smoothie packs tons of great flavors that blend together beautifully. Blueberries, pomegranate, soy milk, and yogurt come together for a healthful and thirst-quenching delight.
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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks
Dark chocolate sticks are dipped in peanut butter and coated with dried fruit and nuts. For a crunchier treat, use pretzel sticks instead of the chocolate.
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To cut the calories and carbs even more, use the sugar substitute option.
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Toasted wheat germ and bran cereal add extra fiber to this baked nut-and-fruit mix. Raspberry applesauce and honey add a touch of sweetness.
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This fruit combination pleases everyone and is a healthful pick-me-up anytime of day.
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Angel Food Cake with Lemon Cream and Berries
With 5 ingredients and just 15 minutes you'll have a dessert everyone will love.
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Mixed Berry Shortcake
Tuck a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries between these warm-from-the-oven buttermilk biscuits. And don't forget the whipped cream.
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Fresh Strawberry Lime Fool
Strawberries and fresh cream with bright lime make this classic dessert a quick, easy summer favorite.
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Thanks to a creamy layer of Brie cheese, this triple-berry breakfast pleaser is extra rich and extra satisfying.
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Cheery Cherry-Peach Cobbler
Summer or winter, this homespun cobbler ends any meal on a delicious note. A biscuitlike, low-fat topping covers sweet golden peaches and tart red cherries.
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Lemony Scones with Dried Fruit
Lemon-sugar glaze makes these fruit-filled scones sweet enough for a brunch dessert.
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Berry Pudding Cake
The "cake" top bakes while the berries bubble in their own juicy sweetness underneath.
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Tropical Fruit Smoothies
Add a bright sparkle to your day by having this smoothie that's packed with the tropical goodness of pineapple, mango, and bananas.
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Orange-Glazed Fruit with Anise Whipped Cream
The licorice-flavor liqueur ouzo, often referred to as the national drink of Greece, is used in this delightful recipe.
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Berry Dessert Nachos
Bake cinnamon tortilla chips until crispy, then top with berries and low-fat cream topping.
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Melon with Fruit Salsa
Try this refreshing and simple dessert that took the prize for a reader-submitted recipe.
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Grilled Fruit Crisp
Fresh peaches and canned pineapple are topped with a spiced oat mixture and cooked on the grill. If you can't get ripe, fragrant, fresh peaches, substitute frozen or canned.
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The flavor and texture of this versatile drink will be best if the juice is well-chilled.
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Elegant in its simplicity -- with billows of soft whipped cream, crunchy chocolate meringue, and succulent fresh berries -- this dessert is superb.
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