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Low-Fat Recipe for Down East Blueberry Torte

Low-Fat Recipe for Down East Blueberry Torte

I had the good fortune to be way down East in Maine for a few weeks this month, and there were wild Maine blueberries everywhere.

I even went to the blueberry festival in Machias, where I ate melt-in-your mouth wild blueberries. I discovered the Bar Harbor Jam Company, and their wonderful berry cookbooks.

The recipe I’ve pulled here for us is from The Bar Harbor Jam Company’s “The Maine Wild Blueberry Cookbook.”

4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups fresh blueberries

Whipped cream or yogurt (no-fat yogurt will be needed to keep this recipe fat free!)

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Add sugar bit by bit, beating continuously. Stir in vanilla and pour into a pie plate. Bake at 275 F for 1 hour. Cool. Cover with blueberries, and garnish with yogurt or cream.

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4:27AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:29AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:45AM PST on Feb 3, 2013


12:03PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Love blueberries!

9:28AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Can always use another blueberry dessert idea. Love those blueberries!

9:08AM PST on Feb 2, 2013


7:31AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

yum thanks.

7:15AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

5:25AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Everything you do of bluenerries is good but the most effective is to eat them freah or from the freezer in no flu when you eat blueberries and Lapland strawberries

5:20AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Love 'em...!

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