Fruit-Based Desserts To Try
Fruits are full of vitamins and mineral that our body need. Fruit desserts are the simplest dessert that can serve but the best one. Fruits give nutrients, improve your appetite and easy to prepare. There are many variations of a dessert that uses fruit as the main ingredient. Here are two fruit-based desserts to try.
1. Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream
This is an easy fast recipe you can try. Strawberry helps to regulate blood sugar. This dessert will surely less sugar and delicious.
- 4 cups of sliced strawberry
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 2/3 cups of heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon of sanding sugar
For the whipped cream:
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- ¼ cup of sour cream
- 3 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Making the shortcake:
- Preheat the oven in a 425ºF.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sliced strawberry and sugar then set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat flour, baking powder and salt, add the heavy cream them mix. Mix well until it turns into a dough form. Gather the dough and form in a ball, knead into a surface with flour.
- Roll the dough until its ½ inches thick. Cut into 8 square pieces then place them into a baking sheet.
- Brush the top of the shortcake then add heavy cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
- Bake until it golden brown within 15 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer into a rack to make it cool.
Making the whipped cream:
- In a medium-size bowl, beat the heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla extract, and sugar until it becomes soft peaks form.
2. Mango Tart
We all know that mango has a vitamin c which helps to improve your immune system to fight causing diseases. This combination of sweet and mango will give you perfect taste and a low-calorie dessert.
For the crust:
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of confectioners’ sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- ½ cup of butter
For the filling:
- 3 egg yolks
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cup of whole milk
- ½ vanilla bean
- 3 slices large mango
Making the crust:
- In a bowl, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt together. Add the butter then mix it well
- Spray cooking oil into the nonstick tart pan. Transfer the dough into the pan then press using your fingers to make it even. Use a fork to prick all parts of the crust
- Cover it with plastic wrap then set within 15 minutes in the freezer.
- Heat the oven into 425ºF.
- After 15 minutes, remove the plastic wrap then bake it for 13 to 15 minutes wait until its golden brown. Once the crust is complete, place the tar on a serving plate then prepare the filling.
Making the filling:
- In a medium bowl, mix the egg yolk and sugar together. Filter the flour and cornstarch then add into the bowl mixture. Mix well.
- Add milk in a medium saucepan. Place the vanilla bean seeds into the milk, add this two the saucepan then boil. Remove the milk mixture in the heat, add the milk mixture in into the first mixture then whisk.
- Pour the mixture into the saucepan the set in medium heat. Once it boiled, continue to whisk for additional 30 to 60 seconds.
- Pour it in the tart shell.
- Place mango slices on the top.