The Rose Platter: Fruit Pudding to diet!


A friend from school visited recently, and after all these years of not having met, too many years, I learn that she never liked sweets! She did not have a sweet tooth! It almost alarmed me till she admitted that she did eat desserts when she was offered them at parties and functions!

Well as I began my journey inside Mireille Guiliano’s deliciously filling book called French Women Don’t Get Fat I learnt all over again that French women smartly stay slim while eating everything they enjoy! I was also thrilled to learn that I follow one of their happy rules – indulge in that hard to resist temptation and then make up by walking more, skipping on other delicacies and making up.


Here is a recipe for making fruit puddings. I had tried out some of those foreign fruit puddings sold in the large malls in my City and found them somehow disappointing, chemically enhanced and too unfulfilling the second time I tried them! So now I am going to try this one!

The writer reminds us that the classic fruit pudding is naturally richer with batter!



But her doctor had shown her the batter less version, properly seasoned, which can give you the impression of indulgence with far fewer calories! You will need:

12 plums

1 teaspoon butter

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

One fourth teaspoon cinnamon

How to make:

  1. Wash the plums and quarter them. Pour lemon juice over and marinate for ten minutes.
  2. Mix the sugar with cinnamon. Warm butter in a non-stick frying pan and add plum mixture. Sprinkle on sugar-cinnamon.
  3. Cool over low flame till just tender (a bit al dente is best) but not mushy. Serve at room temperature with or without ice cream!



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