Mixed Berry Purses
‘Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis also the season for sugar laden sweets. It is officially the holiday time of year and you know what that means… cookies, and cakes, and pies, oh my! Everywhere you look there is something that either looks or sounds like it would be oh so great to your taste buds. But beware! Most of the holiday confections are not great for you. This year I decided to make something that would make my mouth sing but that I wouldn’t have to worry about my blood sugar levels going sky high, nor going off my eating well path, and that would be quick and easy to make. My creation is called mixed berry purses! Believe me when I tell you that these taste every bit as delicious as those desserts you’re used to. The best part about these, though, is that there is no sugar added. Mixed berry purses are perfect for taking to gatherings and they already offer portion control. Let’s get to the recipe! Ingredients for purses 3 Tablespoons all fruit, no sugar added Posner raspberry spreadable fruit ¼ cup raspberries ½ cup strawberries 1 tablespoon vegan Earth Balance soy free butter 1 pack of Annie’s crescent rolls Ingredients for dipping sauce (optional) ½ cup Almond Breeze almond milk 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon organic honey ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ packet of stevia one the raw (optional) Directions for purses -Put Posner spreadable fruit and raspberries into a bowl. Take a fork and mash the raspberries into the spread. -Unroll Annie’s crescent rolls onto a medium sized cookie sheet, leaving them open. -Slice strawberries into small pieces on a cutting board. The size of the pieces can vary depending on how big or small you’d like your berries to be. We made ours midsized because we wanted the berry flavor to really pop. -Place Earth Balance vegan butter in small pats along each crescent roll. -Spoon the raspberry mix onto each crescent roll. -Place strawberries onto each crescent roll. -Roll the crescent rolls individually, into a crescent shape. Pull the crescent dough at each end and tuck under the bottom. -As you are rolling the dough the fruit may try to jump out. They’re excited for the holiday party. Have no worries, simply pull the dough wider (it’s malleable) and put the berries back in. That’s why these treats are called purses, because they’re full of mouthwatering ingredients! -Bake at 375 for 14 minutes. Directions for dipping sauce Put all ingredients in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds As always, we’d love to see your yums. Send us snaps of your mixed berry purses on any of our social media or via email. Happy baking!