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Dessert Recipes For Seniors

It’s perfectly normal for a senior to have a bit of a sweet teeth, it’s just important to limit that sugary intake. The following are some satisfying desserts that are almost guilt-free.


Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1 piece (1/16 of pan)

9 ounces fat-free sour cream
9 ounces low-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces light frozen whipped topping
1 cup brewed coffee
10 1/2 ounces ladyfinger cookies
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth. While mixing, add sugar, milk and vanilla and blend until smooth. Fold in frozen whipped topping gently with a spatula. Dip ladyfingers in coffee and layer half of them in bottom of a 10 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ or similar size pan. Layer half of the cream cheese mixture onto ladyfingers. Repeat with the rest of the coffee-dipped ladyfingers and cream cheese mixture. Dust cocoa powder on top and refrigerate 4-16 hours. Serve with fresh berries and mint.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 160
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Sodium: 90 mg


Chocolate Tofu Parfait

Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

1 (12-ounce) package chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee, regular or decaf
1 (16-ounce) package tofu, silken
1 tablespoon honey
12 ounces frozen light whipped topping

Over a double boiler, melt chocolate in a medium bowl. Process the coffee, tofu and honey in a blender. When smooth, slowly add melted chocolate. Process until smooth and fully incorporated. Pour mixture into a large bowl and refrigerate until firm (about 3 hours) or place in freezer for 45 minutes. Remove from refrigerator or freezer and gently fold in whipped topping with a spatula. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 170
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Sodium: 20 mg


Apple Crumble

Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1/2 cup apple mixture, 1 tablespoon topping

6 medium Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Juice from 2 lemons

3 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons oats
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons cold butter

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Peel, core and slice apples into 1/4-inch slices. Place apples in a large mixing bowl and toss with sugar, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon. Pout into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and spread out into an even layer.* Set aside.

For topping, mix flour, oats and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work in the cold butter until pea-sized lumps are formed. Top apples with mixture; bake 45 minutes or until apples are bubbly and topping is golden brown. Rotate pan once halfway through cooking.

*Note: You can also place 1/2 cup apple mixture with 1 tablespoon topping in individual ramekins before baking for easier portion control or serving later. Bake ramekins all together on a cookie sheet.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 100
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
Fat: 2.5 grams
Protein: 1 grams


Sweet Potato Pie with Almond Crust

Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1/16 pie

Almond Crust Ingredients:
2 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup egg whites
2 packets Splenda
1 tablespoon melted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 9-inch round, deep dish pie pan with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine flour, egg whites and Splenda. Slowly add butter and form dough into a smooth ball. Roll dough to about 1/8″ and press into pan. Fold uneven edges under and pinch all around the top to form an even edge.

Sweet Potato Mix Ingredients:
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons Splenda

Mix mashed sweet potatoes, eggs and milk in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all of the seasonings. Combine seasonings with pie mixture and pour into pie shell spreading evenly. Bake the pie until light golden and set, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 140
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 4 grams

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