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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

April 17, 2014

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NEW CASTLE — Baked Strawberries

with Sweet Ricotta Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, very sweet, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2  cup sugar (or equal sugar sub), divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine strawberries and ? cup of sugar (or sugar sub equivalent) in a blender container; puree and set aside.

Lightly coat six 8-oz soufflé dishes with cooking spray. Dust with sugar or sugar sub; set aside.

Combine egg whites and lemon juice in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; do not beat until dry. Gently fold strawberry puree into egg whites; spoon into prepared soufflé dishes. Place dishes on a baking sheet and bake until puffed and firm, about 10 minutes; remove from oven.

Stir remaining sugar into ricotta cheese. Top each soufflé dish with about 1 ? tablespoons of sweetened ricotta cheese; sprinkle with blueberries and serve immediately.

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