Cherry peach lasagna and Cranberry Rum Brie Recipe

Cherry Peach Lasagna Recipe

Source: Recipe courtesy of the National Pasta Association

8 pieces lasagna, uncooked
1 (20 ounces) can peach pie filling
1 (20 ounces) can cherry pie filling
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar

6 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons margarine
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup quick oats
Dash nutmeg

Servings: 12 to 15

Prepare lasagna according to package directions; drain.

Spread can of peach pie filling in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Layer 4 pieces of lasagna over apples.

In a bowl, mix together cheese filling ingredients: ricotta cheese, egg substitute, almond extract and white sugar; spread evenly over lasagna and top with the remaining 4 pieces of lasagna. Spoon can of cherry pie filling over lasagna. In a small bowl, crumble together topping ingredients. Sprinkle over cherry filling. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes.

Cut into serving pieces and top with a dollop of sour cream mixture.

Cook's notes: Optional sour cream garnish: Mix 1 cup low-fat sour cream and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Chill and serve with lasagna.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 259, Protein: 6.64 grams, Carbohydrates: 49.2 grams, Fat: 4.78 grams, Cholesterol: 5.88 mg, Sodium: 77 mg

Cranberry Rum Brie Recipe

Source: McCormick-Schilling

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
Assorted crackers or ginger snaps

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, rum extract, cranberry sauce and nutmeg. Stir to blend.
Scrape or cut off the top rind of the cheese, leaving 1/4-inch edge by scoring or making a circle on the top 1/4-inch from the edge with a small knife. Using a teaspoon, simply scrape off the top of the rind, exposing the cheese. Top Brie with cranberry mixture and sprinkle with pecans.

Bake at 500 degrees F for 5 minutes, or until cheese is softened.
Using a large spatula, place Brie round on serving plate and surround with assorted crackers.

Serves 8.