Desserts: Fruit

Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2006


Fruit and Cream Crisp


  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or Splenda®
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sliced or diced fresh fruit (like peaches, berries, or cherry halves)
  • A pinch or two of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup low-fat granola
  • 1/8 cup light vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt (optional)


  1. Add cream cheese, sugar and vanilla to a medium/large microwave-safe dessert cup (like a Pyrex custard cup) and stir with a fork to blend. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on bottom of the cup, then top with the fruit of choice.
  2. Sprinkle some cinnamon over the top of your fruit, then cover with granola. Cover with a microwave-safe cover and microwave on HIGH until fruit and cream cheese are lightly bubbling (1 1/2 to 2 minutes). Serve as is or slightly cooled, or top the warm dessert with a cookie scoop of light vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt.

1 serving

Nutritional Information:
Per serving (with sugar): 290 calories, 7 g protein, 49 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 186 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 25%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee

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