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Recipe: Creamy fruit dessert

Updated: 11-01-2007

Dietitian's tip: Ounce for ounce, mandarin oranges have about 40 percent less vitamin C than oranges do, but they have nearly three times the vitamin A (carotenes).


Serves: 4

4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (8.25 ounces) water-packed sliced peaches, drained
1 can (8 ounces) water-packed pineapple chunks, drained
4 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted


In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the oranges, peaches and pineapple. Add the cream cheese mixture and fold together. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Transfer to a serving bowl or individual bowls. Garnish with shredded coconut and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 145
  • Total carbohydrate: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Total fat: 2 g
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