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Lemon Whirligigs with Raspberries Recipe

Lemon Whirligigs with Raspberries Recipe

Golden whirligigs with a tart lemon flavor float on a ruby raspberry sauce in this delectable dessert. I love serving it for guests. My children also like it made with blackberries. —Vicki Ayres, Wappingers Falls, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • WHIRLIGIGS:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Heavy whipping cream and additional raspberries, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Place raspberries in an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. shallow baking dish; pour hot sauce over top. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven; set aside.
  • 3. For whirligigs, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine egg and half-and-half; stir into crumb mixture to form a stiff dough.
  • 4. Shape into a ball. On a lightly floured surface. roll out into a 12-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Combine the sugar, butter and lemon peel; spread over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly roll style, starting at a long side. Cut into 10 slices; pat each slice slightly to flatten. Place of berry mixture.
  • 5. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 minutes or until whirligigs are golden. Garnish servings with cream and raspberries if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Lemon Whirligigs with Raspberries

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MY REVIEW
Sarah in Portland
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"Delicate, wonderful flavor and texture. Something you might find at teatime at a fancy New York City hotel. Not too delicate to be my 22 year old grandson's favorite dessert!"

MY REVIEW
Laura2009
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I saw this recipe in the June/July 96 issue of TOH and thought that someday, I'd make it. Three years later, Imet my husband and I found out that he loved raspberries but I still didn't make it. I made this last night and he took some to work and told me it was the best desssert and wished he had more. I used frozen raspberries that I picked and froze a year ago. Just asgood as fresh."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.