• 1 Cup California raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur*
  • 6 Ounces white chocolate pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Cup whipped topping
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
  • Raspberries; for garnish


In small bowl, combine raisins and liqueur; mix well and set aside. In top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, combine chocolate and milk. Cover; let stand until chocolate is melted, then whisk until smooth. Stir in raisin-liqueur mixture to blend; set aside to cool. Fold whipped topping into chocolate mixture. Divide and spoon into 8 dessert dishes; chill. Sprinkle with nuts and garnish with raspberries to serve.


Note: Thawed orange juice concentrate may also be used.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 39%); Total Fat 10 ( Saturated Fat 5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 25; Potassium 242; Total Carbohydrate 30; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 28; Protein 2; Calcium 57; Iron 1;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.