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Fruity Summer DESSERTS

Prepare one of these scrumptious fresh fruit desserts this summer

July 2023

Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/Culinary.net


1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup butter, melted

2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

3 eggs

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 orange, peeled and separated

8 raspberries

3 mint leaves, for garnish

Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press firmly into 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract; mix until combined. Pour into pan. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly pressed. Chill in refrigerator until completely cooled. Arrange orange slices around border of cake and place raspberries in middle. Top with mint leaves. Serves 6-8.

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/“Always Eat After 7 PM”


¼ cup fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved

¼ cup stevia-sweetened dark chocolate bar, chopped

3 overripe frozen bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 pinch sea salt

Directions: Chill cherries and dark chocolate. In food processor, pulse frozen bananas, milk and salt until smooth, creamy consistency of soft serve is achieved. Stir in cherries and chocolate. Serve immediately or place in freezer-safe container and freeze until serving. Serves 4.

Strawberry Mousse

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/Culinary.net


1 cup strawberries, halved

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup powdered sugar

8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened assorted fruit, for serving

Directions: In blender, purée strawberries until smooth. Set aside. In mixing bowl, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until fluffy. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add strawberry purée to cream cheese and mix until combined. Add whipped cream and stir until combined. Serve in bowl with fruit. Serves 6-8.


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