WW Recipe of the Day: Fresh Strawberries with Red Wine and Cassis
There was a time when fruit was the furthest thing from my mind when I thought of dessert. Maybe I'm finally growing up because I find myself, not only thinking of fruit, but serving it more and more.
There are so many things you can do with fruit to create simple and delicious desserts. These strawberries with red wine and cassis (black currant liquor) are a perfect example. The recipe comes from Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food , a great cookbook with a full chapter devoted to fruit desserts.
We enjoyed these red wine and cassis soaked strawberries for dessert on Easter Sunday. Rod and I thought they were delicious, even though I somehow managed to leave out the tablespoon of shredded fresh mint.
And my mom, who is not a red wine fan, thought they were good.
They're perfect when you want a light, simple, easy and delicious spring/summer dessert that you can make in minutes and refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.
Jacques suggests you serve them with cookies.
How To Make This Dessert With Fewer SmartPoints
According to my calculations, each serving (made with heavy whipping cream) has about 182 calories and:
11 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
11 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
11 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
When made with lighter TruWhip Whipped Topping (instead of heavy cream):
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
Or, simply leave off the whipped cream altogether and enjoy this delicious summer strawberry dessert for just:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
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Strawberries with Red Wine & Cassis Recipe
- 3 cups ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced or quartered
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons creme de cassis black currant liquor
- ¾ cup fruity dry red wine, such as Merlot
- 1 tablespoon shredded fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
- In a bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, liqueur, wine and mint.
- Serve or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours before serving.
- To serve, divide the berries and liquid evenly among 4 wine goblets and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Source: Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pépin
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like strawberries with red wine you might also like:
- Weight Watchers Frozen Strawberry Layer Cake
- Skinny Strawberry Almond Crumble
- Skinny Strawberry Rice Pudding
- Skinny Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits
- Skinny Strawberry Fresh Fruit Salsa
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