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Fresh Raspberries With Lemon-Maple Sauce

Contributed by: Rozanne Gold of Low Carb 1-2-3

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This is a simple and sophisticated merger of flavors that is indeed more than the sum of its parts. Serve it in chilled martini glasses with a lemon twist, and you'll get oohs and ahhs at the table.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pints raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 lemon

Directions:

Place the raspberries in a bowl.

In a small bowl, place the syrup. Grate the zest of the lemon and set aside. Halve the lemon and squeeze to get 3 tablespoons juice. Mix the juice into the syrup and stir until combined. Pour the lemon-syrup sauce over the raspberries and let marinate for 15 minutes.

Distribute the raspberries among 4 chilled martini or wine glasses. Top with the sauce from the bowl. Scatter the lemon zest on top and serve immediately. You may also garnish each serving with a long twist of lemon zest or a paper-thin lemon slice cut from an additional lemon.

Nutritionist's Note: Blueberries lead the list of antioxidant-fortified fruits, but strawberries and raspberries are close to the top.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: CTC* 11.90; Total Carbs 24.81; Fiber 12.91; Total Fat 1.02; Sat Fat .04; Protein 1.77; Calories 115;


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