Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
To Make Ahead: Prepare the sauce (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, microwave on High for about 1 minute (defrost first, if necessary).
Astoundingly good for minimal effort, this makes an indulgent weekend breakfast or anyday dessert. A judicious smear of mascarpone (half the fat of butter) is part of the luxury, but even lighter low-fat cream cheese will work as well. The real secret is warming the berries just enough to make the flavor bloom and transform their juices into a rosy syrup.
- 4 thick slices whole-wheat bread
- 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 cups sliced or diced hulled strawberries
- 4 tablespoons mascarpone, (Italian cream cheese)
- Toast bread in a toaster.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until the sugar melts and the mixture begins to bubble, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.
- Spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries.
Per serving: 203 calories; 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 1g mono unsaturated fat); 9 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 152 mg sodium; 240 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Vitamin C (108% daily value), Selenium (16% dv).
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 fat (sat)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Cholesterol
- Low Sodium
- Heart Healthy
- Seasons & Occassions
- Mother's Day
- Father's Day
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dairy & Soy
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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