Karin Lazarus

November 1, 2005

1 Min Read
6 quick, elegant desserts

1. Steep 8 ounces dried plums in 3/4 cup Armagnac, brandy, or chai tea for 30 minutes. Spoon over slices of angel food cake.

2. Purée one 10-ounce bag of frozen organic berries with 1/4 cup of any fruit liqueur. Drizzle over sorbet.

3. Toss together sliced bananas, cinnamon, walnuts, and maple syrup. Broil lightly on a baking sheet. Transfer to bowls and top with unsweetened whipped cream.

4. Spread your favorite jam on slices of angel food cake, top with low-fat lemon yogurt, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

5. Mix and heat canned pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Spoon mixture into bowls and top with crumbled meringue cookies.

6. Sauté peeled tart apple slices for about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to taste. Enjoy over low-fat caramel ice cream.

About the Author(s)

Karin Lazarus


Karin Lazarus baked her first batch of cookies when her mom gave her a Mix Master and a Betty Crocker cookbook when she was just 8 years old. She has been cooking ever since. Creating her own recipes and trying them out on family and friends is her greatest passion. She's dedicated to using natural, whole foods and fresh, vibrant, adventurous, ingredients to create recipes that are good for you and a pleasure to eat. In 2009, she took home the grand prize in Sharffen Berger's chocolate recipe contest for her Chocolate-Filled Pandan Dumplings

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