Strawberry shortcake and apple dumplings can be prepared in a non-conventional way to make them healthy for the heart. Here are 3 heart-healthy dessert recipes that will allow you to enjoy dessert without worrying about the health of your heart.
3 Heart-healthy Dessert Recipes
- Apple Dumplings
Apple Dumplings require 2 separate preparations. One is dough and the other is apple filling.
How To Prepare – Preheat Oven to 3500 Mix butter, flours, honey, and oats in a food processor until the mixture appears to be perfectly blended. Add apple liquor/brandy and beat until the mix forms a ball. Remove the mix from the food processor, wrap it tight with plastic and allow it to refrigerate for about 2 hours. Now, mix apple slices with honey and nutmeg, and add lemon zest. Add some flour to the refrigerated dough and cut into 8-inch circles. Take an 8-inch muffin cup tin and add a light coat of cooking spray on the tin. Push down the dough gently into the cup and fill it with apple mixture. Fold from sides, and seal the top with a pinch. Bake for about 30 minutes or so at 3500F until it turns golden brown.
- Cocoa Nib Meringues
Cocoa nibs add a bittersweet flavour to this exotic dessert. The dessert can be prepared with either superfine sugar or granulated sugar.
How To Prepare – Heat up the oven to 2250 Now, use parchment paper to line a baking sheet. Put cream of tartar and egg whites in a bowl and use mixer until the mix becomes frothy. Add superfine/granulated sugar slowly, while beating the mix until firm peaks are formed. Stop beating and add cocoa nibs, 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, salt, and instant espresso granules. Start beating the mix until completely amalgamated. Drop the mix on the prepared baking sheet and bake it for 1 hour at 2250F. Let the meringues to cool off for about 8 hours or until it becomes crisp before serving.
- Strawberry ShortcakeTraditionally, Strawberry Shortcake is meant to be loaded with fat. Ingredients like whipped cream and sugary cake aren’t healthy for the heart. But you can easily replace them with other heart-healthy options like low-calorie sweetener and cornstarch.
How to Prepare–Take a small saucepan and mix cornstarch and sweetener to it. Pour some orange juice and stir the mix continuously until it starts to boil. Wait until the mixture becomes bubbly and thickens. Remove the saucepan from heat and pour it into a bowl. Wait until the mix cools off completely. Add orange juice and fresh strawberries to the bowl, while stirring gently. Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Add sauce over dessert shells while serving.
Add these delicious dessert recipes to your food menu to enjoy a nice dessert while keeping your heart happy and healthy.