Dec 13

3 sweet holiday desserts that can replace the traditional fruitcake

By MD for Seniors

Sugar fresh cranberries to use as garnish.

Fruitcake doesn’t have the best reputation.

Sure, there are a handful of folks who love the seasonal dessert, but many could do without it. For those of you seeking a different treat to bring to the holiday party, consider one of these sweet, fruit-filled desserts:

1. Vanilla Yogurt Berry Trifle
This simple recipe from Country Living magazine makes a light dessert after the Christmas feast:

Ingredients:

  • 2 12-ounce packages strawberries
  • 1 12-ounce package raspberries
  • 1 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large containers of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 40 ladyfingers
  • 2 Tbsp. orange liqueur – optional
  • 1 12-ounce package frozen blueberries

Directions:

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