Saturday, January 31, 2009

Three Super-Simple Desserts

Admit it. Dessert is the best part of any meal (oh wait, is that just me?). Desserts don't have to be complicated to be tasty and give you that little bit of sweetness at the end of a meal. Try these:

Fruit & Ice Cream

What you need:
  • Frozen Fruit (I used wild blueberries - they are very tiny)
  • Ice Cream (I eat vanilla soy cream - makes a vegan dessert)
What you do:
  • Take out desired amount of fruit and let thaw
  • Scoop and eat!

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Ever
What you need:
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I prefer crunchy to give a bit of texture)
  • 1 cup of sugar (try sugar in the raw or turbinado for a healthy alternative)
  • 1 egg (brown, cage-free, vegetarian-fed)
  • Enough mini chocolate chips to satisfy your sweet tooth :)
What you do:
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together
  • Scoop balls of dough onto a sprayed cookie sheet and press cross-ways with a fork
  • Bake at 375 for ~ 12 minutes
Warm Apples & Ice Cream

What you need:Bulleted List
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced (I LOVE honeycrisp for their unique flavor)
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Butter (I used Smart Balance with Flax Oil - a vegan substitute)
  • Ice Cream (again, I used vanilla soy cream)
What you do:
  • Put enough butter in a medium-sized frying pan to melt and cover the bottom
  • Throw in apple slices and allow to very slightly brown on both sides
  • When just about finished, add a spoonful of honey (I buy local honey - helps your allergies) and a sprinkling of brown sugar; stir everything in pan
  • Spoon into bowl(s) and add a spoonful of ice cream on top


Christina said...

Yum, the last one reminds me of bananas foster.

Jennifer said...

The apples look great! And of course the cookies are yummy too! I basically add chocolate chip to anything dessert wise. I'll add chocolate chips in muffins, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, etc...