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Raspberry Recipes

Raspberry Recipes

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Make Raspberries Part of Your Daily Diet

  • Add sliced banana, raspberries, or raisins to cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal.
  • Use fresh raspberries as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, and waffles.
  • Add fresh raspberries to fruit salads and compotes or use them as an ingredient in muffins and pancakes.
  • Combine raspberries with other fresh fruits for pretty salad presentations.
  • Make frozen fruit kabobs for kids using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes, and raspberries.
  • Add fresh or frozen raspberries to your smoothies for a refreshing treat.
  • Grab a handful of dried raspberries for a quick and healthy snack.

Potato Raspberry Delight
Serves 4Red Raspberry
One 5 A Day serving


2/3 cup light margarine
1 cup sugar
Egg beaters equivalent to 2 eggs
1 cup mashed Maine potatoes
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
¼ cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup skim milk
1 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice
1 container fat free whipped topping

Cream margarine and 3/4 cup sugar until fluffy. Add eggs. Blend in potatoes and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and add alternately with milk. Blend well. Pour in 2, 8" round pans. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool.

Raspberry topping: Heat berries, add 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil and continue cooking to clear and thickened. Stir constantly. Spread topping on one cake. Freeze remaining cake for later. Finish with whipped topping.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 259, Fat 7g, Calories from Fat 24%, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 199mg, Protein 5g.

Fresh Raspberry 'N' Grapefruit Finale
Serves 6
One 5 A Day serving


3 Ruby grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 basket (6 oz) raspberries
3 - 4 Tbsp raspberry-flavored vinegar
3 - 4 Tbsp light corn syrup
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

In a serving bowl, arrange layers of grapefruit sections and raspberries. Stir together vinegar and corn syrup; pour over fruit. Cover and chill briefly. Served in glass dishes and garnished with mint, makes for an elegant presentation.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 90, Fat 1g, Calories from Fat 3%, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 3g, Sodium 15mg.

Apple Raspberry Salad
Serves 8 (1/2 cup servings)
One 5 A Day serving


1 pkg (3 oz) raspberry flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen raspberries or 1 cup fresh raspberries
1½ cup chopped, unpeeled apples (suggested: Empire, Ida Red, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Rome)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup broken pecan pieces
½ cup celery, sliced

In 2-quart mixing bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add frozen raspberries and stir gently until raspberries are thawed. Stir in apples, applesauce, pecans and celery. Pour into serving dish or mold. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until mixture is set. Serve as salad or as an accompaniment to beef, pork or chicken.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 99, Fat 3g, Calories from Fat 29%, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 2g, Sodium 13mg.