Nov 29, 2012

A Super Duper Quick Dessert Recipe

For whenever you're busy, but still want a special dessert, here's a quick go-to recipe of mine that works with most fruits (except citrus).


Three Minute Blueberry Compote

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. olive oil
ICE CREAM!!!

1) Warm the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
2) Add the blueberries and sugar, stir and cook over medium heat for approximately 3 minutes until blueberries are heated through and release some of their juice.
3) Serve with ice cream (pour some the blueberry sauce over the ice cream).

If you find yourself making this every night, *cough, cough, me,* fun ways to mix it up include sprinkling nuts over it or adding granola for a cobbler-like experience. You really can't go wrong, and it's a great way to impress any last-minute guests!

Tee-hee, suddenly everyone thinks I'm the queen of desserts.

Eating them, perhaps. But making them? I'm obviously only able to keep up the facade because my friends aren't familiar with Choc Chip Uru.


Anyway, this recipe also goes great with Stonyfield Oikos organic nonfat greek frozen yogurt, for a healthy treat! 

I recommend Peach Mango:


It's delightful! You can tell that it's not ice cream, as it's just a tad less creamy and significantly less sweet, but it's so amazingly delicious in its own right! It's thick and more substantial than ice cream, just as greek yogurt is more substantial than regular yogurt, and the guys over at Stonyfield really didn't skimp on the fruit chunks - there's peach and mango galore!


But I almost never eat my ice cream (or ice cream-like dessert, in this case) plain.

Actually, I'm pretty sure I never do.

I usually top my ice cream with granola, cookies, crumbled baked goods, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, nut butter, syrups, etc, but this is just made for pairing with the blueberry compote, since it's so fruity.



NOMNOMNOM.


Jealous? :P


Oops, I almost forgot!

Haha, just kidding. I didn't actually almost forget. How could I?

It's time for today's giveaway in the 25 Days of Giveaways series!

Since my recipe has you covered on how to satisfy your guests's sweet teeth (?), here's how to satisfy their savory!

Fries are a fun finger food for entertaining, and they're snack-ish so they're convenient for non-meal gatherings, but they can be time consuming to make from scratch or unhealthy to buy prepared.

Peas of Mind vegetable fries are a healthy solution! For my long-time readers, you probably remember my raving review of their broccoli fries last Christmas.


They're delicious! And they could be yours (x3!) because this next giveaway is for 3 free Peas of Mind products. 

Also (in case fries aren't your thing) Peas of Mind makes pull-apart rolls out of veggies, puffets out of veggies, and even frozen pizza where the crust is made out of veggies!

This giveaway is open to US readers only and you have until December 13 to enter to win. Good luck!

Don't forget to swing by my giveaway page and make sure you've entered all of my current giveaways - there are thirteen giveaways open at the moment!

Do you like guests?

How often do you entertain?

What's your go-to quick dessert recipe?

7 comments:

  1. Aw man! I wanted to enter this one!! And that dessert recipe is awesome. Sometimes I just don't want to put in effort to get something delicious

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  2. Thanks! I'm excited about this one

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  3. Yum- these looks great. My go to dessert is fresh berries, whip cream and pound cake. Sprinkle with a drizzle of chocolate sauce & you are good to go.
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  4. wooo never had these but they sound like a great way to have a "treat" without the thunder thighs haha

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  5. Thank for sharing at Meatless Monday! Have you ever tried making the compote with coconut oil? I bet that would taste amazing! I entered the giveaway too!

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  6. I would love the vegetable crust pizzas!

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