Top It Off
For years each area of the country has been topping cakes and ice creams with fruity flavor. When making these toppers at home, always choose fruits at their peak ripeness. This is when they are naturally sweet, so it keeps the added calories and sugars to a minimum.
A dollop of Fresh Blueberry Sauce is just the ticket in the Northeast.
Combine 1 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup blueberries, 1 teaspoon butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg to pan; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
SERVES 12 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
CALORIES 59; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 2mg