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So many people don't get their recommended servings of fruit because they don't think about eating them any other way but raw. If you're looking for a more dessert-like way to eat your fruits, our food pro Devin Alexander has a surefire recipe that's downright delicious!

"If you are craving a decadent dessert, but don't want the fat and calories, try roasting fruit! It's a great low-cal, low fat alternative dessert that won't break the bank and is super easy to make," says Devin. "Some people drink juice to get their fruit in their diet. But that way you don't get the fiber. By roasting fruit, you do get the fiber and the natural sugars won't spike your blood sugar." 

"Believe it or not, one of my favorite fruits to roast is grapefruit," she continues. "I know, it sounds a little odd, but it's so good when the sugars caramelize. Just cut the grapefruit in half, put it in an oven-safe bowl, or you can use a baking sheet…and sprinkle them with a touch of cinnamon."  

Pineapple is another great fruit to roast. Just cut it into rings, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then place the pineapple rings side by side. Brush it with a touch of light butter. For eight pineapple rings, you should only be using about a tablespoon of butter. And then sprinkle it with a touch of brown sugar.

Next, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Leave them in for about nine minutes. Flip the fruit and then put butter and brown sugar on the other side.

With the grapefruit, simply leave them in the 400-degree oven for approximately 20 minutes.

If you want to make the pineapple a little more decadent, Devin says just add a little ice cream on top.

All of the taste, none of the guilt," she says. 

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