Friday, March 11, 2011

Low-Point Fruit Bruschetta

Since bruschetta is one of my favorite things to eat, I was excited to find this "dessert-style" bruschetta recipe with fresh raspberries and blackberries. Although, any of your favorite fruits would work just as well. Looking forward to getting together with friends so they can taste and enjoy this sweet-berry bruschetta!

Low-Point Fruit Bruschetta
- 10 thin slices of french bread (no more than 1/2 inch thick)
- 3 1/2 tsp. Splenda granulated sugar substitute, divided
- 5 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- fresh raspberries and blackberries
- "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray
- 2 Tbs Almond slivers, chopped
Spray the 10 thin slices of french bread with the butter. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp. of the Splenda on top of all the bread and toast. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese, almond extract, and the rest of the Splenda (2 tsp.). Spread cream cheese mixture on top of each piece of toasted french bread. Add fruit on top of cream cheese mixture. Enjoy! (Option: Feel free to sprinkle a teaspoon of Splenda, real sugar, or powdered sugar on top of fruit for some extra sweetness that will add no extra points!) If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 10
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 1
TIP* - Another way of making this fruit bruschetta even easier is using 4 oz. fat free cream cheese with 1/4 cup lite cool whip. Mix together. Total servings are 13 thin slices of french bread. Serving size is one piece, and total points per serving is .5!

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