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Yield: 2 servings

Per serving (not included any added salt): 185 calories, 21 g protein, 7.5 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 525 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 39%.

Star Fruit With Quick Orange-Raspberry Sauce

4 star fruit (you can substitute 4 regular or Asian pears, or any similar fresh fruit)

Raspberry sauce:
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
2 tablespoons orange juice
Sugar or Splenda to taste

  • Slice star fruit widthwise to make slices in the shape of stars (if using pears, cut in quarters, remove core, then cut each quarter into several slices).
  • For sauce, add raspberries, orange marmalade, and orange juice to food processor or blender; pulse briefly to blend well. Taste the sauce, and add a pinch or two of Splenda or granulated sugar to desired flavor. Strain mixture to remove the seeds and any orange peel. Refrigerate sauce in covered container until ready to serve.
  • Arrange fresh fruit evenly on four dessert plates. Drizzle some of the raspberry-orange sauce over each portion.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: 169 calories, 1.5 g protein, 43 g carbohydrate, 1.2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7.5 g fiber, 3 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 6%.

Reviewed on December 01, 2005

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