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Blueberry Betty
Quick and Light Blueberry Betty

Blueberry Betty

Satisfy that sweet tooth of yours with a simple-to-make Blueberry Betty. At only 230 calories per serving, this is one sweet treat you can go ahead and indulge in. Top the roly poly, blueberries, sticky-sweet bread crumbs, and crunchy almonds with lemon sorbet and this Blueberry Betty will be your new best friend!



  • 1⁄3 cup blueberry preserves
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 5 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons pancake syrup



  1. In an 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish, stir blueberry preserves and 2 tablespoons water
  2. Place in microwave and cook on high until preserves melt, about 30 seconds
  3. Stir in blueberries
  4. Return to microwave and cook until blueberries are hot, but not bursting, 1 to 2 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, tear bread into coarse crumbs or place in a food processor and process just until coarsely crumbled
  6. Set aside
  7. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter
  8. Add breadcrumbs and almonds
  9. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes
  10. Stir in pancake syrup
  11. Cook and stir until mixture begins to thicken, about 1 minute
  12. Remove from heat
  13. Top blueberries with crumb mixture
  14. Serve immediately or allow to cool
  15. Serve with lemon sorbet or sherbet, if desired