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Feb 15, 2007 08:23 AM

Ideas for a healthy dessert to take to dinner party?

I've been invited to a "heart healthy" dinner party. That's the actual theme of the party. I would like to take something, prefererably a dessert, something other than the regular fruit plate. Any suggestions?

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  1. How about a tofu mousse pie or variation of chocolate mousse made with tofu? There are a bunch of recipes out there but this is one in my "to try" line-up...reviews are very good:


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    1. re: Val

      I made this healthy chocolate mousse made with tofu for New Year's Eve and put it in a graham cracker crust

      1. re: Jcooks

        And here's a thread on lower-calorie graham cracker crusts...



    2. The first thing that came to my mind was poached pears--either a red wine poached pear or a vanilla syrup poached pear.

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      1. re: debbiel

        Yes. Here is the recipe that converted me to poached pearianity.... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/364683

      2. Angel Food Cake can be quite light and you can serve it with fresh fruit. Or you could make a trifle with vanilla frozen yogurt instead of whipped cream (I would not recommend one of the fat free whips, because I do not consider edible oil healthy, lol)

        Meringues (sugary but not a lot of fat).

        I think poached pears is a great idea.

        You could make a decent apple crumble (no crust, oat crunch topping with minimal butter), lots of cinnamon in the apples, some real vanilla bean for flavour and minimal sugar.

        1. You could make a chocolate tofu cheesecake with a nut crust - full of fiber, omaga-3s, antioxydants and soy protein. Plus the chocolate hides the "tofu-ness" of it.

          I like the crumble idea, since both oats and nuts are heart-healthy. Look for recipes using oil instead of butter, and toss in some flaxseeds too.

          You could also make a winter-y trifle, using crumbled whole-grain lowfat muffins (like Vitamuffins), poached dried fruit (like figs) and Fage 0% yogurt drizzled with honey. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts, of course.