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High Fun Low Fat


WHEN TOPPINGS FROZEN YOGURT OPENED a second shop in Wappingers Falls near Dutchess Stadium this summer, the family-run business raised the ante in the frozen-yogurt-in-a-cup-with-goodies-on-top dessert race with its new frozen yogurt pie. “We wanted to make some kind of bigger version of a frozen yogurt cup, so we got a crust and I made one for my family—and it was a hit!” recalls AnnMarie Rizzi, co-owner with her sisters THeresa and Christina. Toppings’ first pies were offered on a limited basis but quickly caught on as an easy birthday pie or alternative dessert. “You can make a mix-and-match pie,” Rizzi says—any combination of either Graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust with any available frozen low-fat yogurt flavor and any one of more than 60 toppings (gluten- and sugar-free options are available).

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!