Reddi-Wip Recipe – Fresh Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart Reddi-Wip

Spring is finally here. That means many more outdoor activities, time with friends, and altogether more fun. Perhaps you’re looking to entertain a group of people at some point this spring. If you’re really looking to exceed expectations I highly recommend this tasty dessert. Here is a fresh strawberry tart recipe. Make it yourself and enjoy something absolutely delicious.

Strawberry Tart Reddi-Wip

When coming up with a dessert idea during spring it is very important to keep two things in mind. First is to keep your food choice light and second is to choose fresh seasonal ingredients.

For spring it is important to keep things on the lighter side. This is a transition out of those heavier winter foods and into something much lighter. There are plenty of excellent choices during spring to use as a good dessert. What is important though is that you match your food with the season. Heavier foods are not generally consistent with warmer weather.

Choosing ingredients that are in season can make or break a dessert. Luckily many desserts can be served year round. But many desserts call for certain fruits and other assortments that simply do not match the season. Choosing seasonal fresh ingredients also great enhances the flavor and enjoyment of the dessert.

If you keep these things in mind you should be well on your way to pleasing your guests with a great dessert.

1 pkg (18 oz each) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 pound fresh strawberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons water, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into thin slices; arrange on bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Press dough slices together to form solid crust. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely. Carefully remove crust from pan; place on serving plate. Set aside.
2. Slice enough strawberries to measure 2 cups. Remove tops from remaining strawberries; set aside. Combine sliced strawberries, the sugar and 3 tablespoons of the water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 3 minutes.

3. Mix cornstarch and the remaining 2 tablespoons water in small bowl until well blended. Add to sliced strawberry mixture; mix well. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add whole strawberries; toss to coat. Pour into crust.
4. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or until set. Cut into 10 slices. Top each slice with a serving of Reddi-wip just before serving.

This post was brought to you on behalf of Reddi-Wip. For other low calorie dessert recipes made with whipped cream visit the Reddi-Wip website.

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Guest Post – Healthier Desserts for the Summertime

Smoothie

When most of us think of seasons with high fat desserts, we often think of winter where Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to overload us on pies, cookies, and candy. However, summer can be a deceptively unhealthy time as well. Just because you are outdoors doesn’t mean that you should be allowing yourself to frequently indulge in high fat ice creams, creamy pudding desserts, and others cool treats like key lime or french silk pie.

Instead, when you are craving something cool and sweet on a hot summer night, consider giving one of the following healthy snacks a try:

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Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to cool down during the summer. They are nutrient packed and easy to make, with dozens of banana smoothie recipes being readily available online. Not only are they healthy, but they can range in flavors from a banana pineapple smoothie to a more decadent banana split smoothie so you can easily find one that fits everyone’s palate. Also, because smoothies generally require frozen fruits, you don’t have to worry about fruit spoiling and going to waste, and can easily keep the frozen ingredients on hand to use at any time.

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Bananas seem to go bad quicker than we can consume them in our house, but if you freeze them just as they go ripe, you can keep them longer and enjoy a greater summer snack. If you’ve got a few bananas laying around, peel them, put them on a stick and then freeze them. Once frozen, dip them in chocolate for a great, cool snack that tastes similar to an icecream bar – but with more nutritional value.

Homemade Fruit Pops

When you purchase popsicles from the store, they are not only expensive, especially the all natural ones, but they are also incredibly high in added sugar. To keep the health benefits high while still being able to enjoy a great snack, consider making your own fruit pops. You can add just about any fruit to them to fit your own tastes, and will be a family favorite.

Summertime is a time when most of us focus on getting back in shape. Don’t spoil your efforts by enjoying one too many decadent treats. Instead, focus on eating all those great fruits that come in to season as a sweet treat, and you should be able to give your family a nutritious snack without overloading on calories.

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