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Publix Kitchen: Blueberry-Pineapple Delight & Watermelon Ice Pops

Blueberry-Pineapple Delight & Watermelon Ice Pops

Watch for the Publix Kitchen segments on Thursdays during River City Live as they make these tasty recipes. 

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Aprons Advice:
•    Complete your meal with a seafood cook-in-bag, fresh salad blend,dinner rolls, and fresh-baked cookies for dessert.
•    You can turn the watermelon ice pops into a fun adult ice pop or drink by changing the juice to sparkling sweet wine.
 

 COOKING SEQUENCE
•    Prepare Watermelon Ice Pops and begin to freeze (5 minutes)
•    Prepare Blueberry-Pineapple Delight; serve both when complete (2 hours, 25 minutes)

WATERMELON ICE POPS
Ingredients

1 cup Deli lemonade 12 oz watermelon juice
4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 lb) 2 cups frozen (or fresh) strawberries
2 (10-ct) ice pop molds (with ice pop sticks)

Steps
1.    Place all ingredients into blender (or food processor bowl); pulse until combined.
2.    Divide mixture evenly between molds. Freeze 2 1/2 hours (or overnight) or until ftrm . Serve.
Note : Mixture makes about 4 cups liquid ; may be divided into other molds or ice cube trays, or served as a drink, if desir ed.

BLUEBERRY-PINEAPPLE DELIGHT
Ingredients
12 oz frozen (or fresh) blueberries, thawed 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
11/2 cups cinnamon almonds (or praline pecans) 1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained 1 cup water
1 (3-oz) package cherry (or favorite berry) gelatin dessert mix

Steps
1.    Thaw berries and whipped topping. Set cream cheese out to soften . Melt butter. Place nuts in food processor bowl; process until ftne crumbs form, then pour into 9-inch baking dish with butter. Blend nuts and butter with fingers; spread evenly over bottom of dish.
2.    Place cream cheese in large bowl; beat with electric mixer until fluffy. Gently stir (fold) in whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crust, then chill 30 minutes. Drain pineapple.
3.    Place 1 cup water in large microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until boiling. Stir in gelatin mix until dissolved; add blueberries and pineapple. Pour gelatin mixture evenly over cream cheese layer. Cover and chill 1 hour (or overnight). Serve. (Makes 9 servings.)
 
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
CALORIES (per 1 serving each recipe) 385kcal ; FAT 22.00g ; SAT FAT 12 .00g ; TRANS FAT O.OOg; CHOL 30mg; SODIUM 135mg; CARB 42g ; FIBER 5.00g; SUGARS 37 g; PROTEIN Sg; CALC 2%; VITA 0%; VIT C 0%; IRON 6%

Watermelon Ice Pops
CALORIES (per 1/ 20 recipe) 25kcal; FAT 0.00 g; SAT FAT 0.00g ; TRANS FAT 0.00g ; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 0mg; CARB 6g; FIBER 4.00g ; SUGARS Sg; PROTEIN Og; CALC 0%; VITA 0%; VIT C 0%; IRON 0%

Blueberry-Pineapple Delight
CALORIES (per 1/9 recipe) 360kcal ; FAT 22 .00g ; SAT FAT 12 .00g ; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 30mg; SODIUM 135mg; CARB 36g; FIBER 1.00g ; SUGARS 32g ; PROTEIN Sg; CALC 2%; VITA 0%; VIT C 0%; IRON 6%