Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Sundae

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Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today

Lighter, Quicker, Better

By Richard Sax and Marie Simmons

Published 2000

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A dazzling spa recipe from Kathleen Daelmans at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa on the big island of Hawaii. Concocting lowfat desserts is a pleasure when you’ve got such dazzling fresh fruits available.


Fruit Sauce

  • 2 very ripe mangoes or papayas, peeled, seeded and cut into thin wedges or ½-inch cubes
  • Maple syrup (optional)


    1. Puree the mangoes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Press through a sieve. Taste and add maple syrup to sweeten, if using.
    2. Select and prepare the fruits. Arrange the fruits on 4 plates, with the bananas at the “tops” and “bottoms” of the plates. Using a teaspoon, drizzle the fruit sauce in thin lines over the surface of the plate and over the fruits. Garnish with mint and serve at once.