July 21, 2010

Strawberry and Marscapone Tart - No Baking Required!

I made this dessert for a barbecue that my husband held for his work colleagues. My goal was to make a dessert that I could have a bit of without going completely off of my diet, but that would also be considered tasty by folks who are not post - WLS or low carbing. This was what I came up with:

Ingredients
Crust:
2 cups Fiber One cereal, crushed 
1 cup Almond Meal
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c melted butter

Mix all crust ingredients together and press onto bottom and sides of removable bottom tart tin, (or pie tin). Refrigerate.

Filling 
1 pint marscapone cheese
1 cup Greek yogurt, drained overnight in a paper-lined sieve (over a bowl) in the fridge
Splenda or other sweetener to taste
1 tsp vanilla (Or substitute the liqueur of your choice - Grand Marnier would be tasty here!)

Using a mixer, combine filling ingredients thoroughly and spread evenly over crust. Return tart to refrigerator.

Topping
1 - 2 pints strawberries, sliced vertically

Starting at the outside of the tart, arrange strawberries in concentric circles - continuing until you reach the middle. You can glaze the berries with a bit of melted no-sugar-added preserves if you like, or just leave as is. I garnished with a few mint leaves.

This was very tasty!



 







 

4 comments:

  1. Very excited to have found your blog! I am 2 1/2 months post op. Look forward to trying some of your recipes. The walnut crusted halibut sounds awesome. I'm going to link to you from my health blog!

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  2. how do i follow your blog? you don't have a follow button

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  3. Thanks Christie! I'd love to check out your blog too!

    Meli - I'll find out about a follow button - I know a few people follow the blog, but need to look into how they do it!

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  4. Hey Meli,

    Hi Meli,

    You had asked about following my blog. Under the "about me" section there is a subscribe button - you can subscribe to posts or comments or both.

    Thanks!
    Margo

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