Clean Eating

Ultimate Dessert Platter

- RECIPES BY SARAH SWEENEY, PHOTOGRAPH­Y BY ANGUEL DIMOV

Blow your guests away with this Instagram-worthy dessert board. Piled high with fruits, nuts, chocolates and homemade sweet treats, this platter is perfect for guests with different dietary needs. You can replicate our gorgeous board to a tee, or apply our tips and recipes to your own custom curated spread.

Tips:

1 / Start with a beautiful base, such as a real wood or marble board. 2 / Place your bowls down first, then work the food around them. 3 / Layer, layer, layer!

4 / Use lots of colorful fruits to break up the monotony of brown crackers and baked goods.

5 / Use contrastin­g colors – try not to put two foods of the same color side by side.

6 / Stack foods high and low, to keep the eye moving. Pomegranat­e & Pecan Baked Brie Q V GF SERVES 8 TO 10.

1 12-oz wheel Brie

1/2 cup pomegranat­e arils

1/4 cup pecans

3 tbsp coconut sugar

4–5 small sprigs rosemary Preheat oven to 400°F. Place Brie in a baking dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredient­s; spoon over Brie. Bake until Brie is softened and nuts are toasted, about 15 minutes. Brown Butter Date Caramel Q V GF SERVES 8 TO 10.

1 cup dates, pitted ⅓ cup organic unsalted butter ⅓ cup water 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ tsp sea salt

Place all ingredient­s in a food processor and process until smooth, 1 minute. Serve at room temperatur­e.

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