Monday, June 14, 2010

Low Fat Vanilla Pudding with Fresh Blueberries



If I had to chose, I would say that blueberries are my favorite of the berries. They are the perfect fruit for snaking: small enough to eat by the handfuls, sweet and nutritious. Perfect for watching a movie. Instead of popcorn, I would sometimes have a large bowl of blueberries. And at eighty calories and four grams of fiber per cup, it's not a bad idea.

Beside their anti-oxidant properties and sweet-subtle flavor, blueberries are quite easy to cook with. Especially when used in desserts. Because they are so flavorful and visually pleasing, they take center stage in pies, pastries, muffins. Here, I glazed them with liquid jam and ate them by the spoonfuls on vanilla pudding.


Low Fat Vanilla Pudding with Fresh Blueberries
Serves 3 to 4

1 cup low fat milk
1 packet unflavored gelatin
2 - 3 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz fat free or low fat cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup fresh blueberries
jam or honey

1. Scald milk in microwave on high for two minutes, just as tiny bubbles form . Remove and transfer to larger bowl, if necessary, and whisk slowly while adding the gelatin. Transfer to blender, add honey, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth. Pour into serving dish ( or individual servings glasses) and chill until firm, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
2. In a saucepan on medium heat, melt jam or honey to a syrup-like consistency. Remove from heat, add berries and toss to coat, being careful not to mash the berries. Spoon glazed berries over chilled pudding and serve.


7 comments:

Shriya said...

Love the recipe. Awesome click.

This could make for a great entry in to our Sizzling Summer Contest. check it out in ST. you could win one of two $50 prizes.

Sophie said...

I so love this tasty & well flavoured low fat tasty blueberry pudding!


MMMMMMMMMMM,...lovely food!

Marina said...

wonderful!!

Natasha said...

Shriya,
Thanks! I'll check out the contest.

Sophie,
The great thing about this pudding is that is doesn't over shadow the fresh, sweet and plump blueberries.
Hope you are well dear.

Natasha said...

Marina,
Thanks for stopping by; I know you are busy. Good luck with exams.

iStarr said...

I can imagine winning hearts in a couple limes with this recipe!
Thanks!

Natasha said...

Hey Irwin, thanks for stopping by. Let me know if it works for winning hearts. :o)