Print Options

Back to Apricot Delight >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Apricot Delight

 Apricot Delight
"My mother sent me the original recipe for this delightful dessert 45 years ago, and I lightened it up," writes Alice Case of Carrollton, Texas. With bits of angel food cake and a cream cheese-like texture, this refreshing treat tastes so rich that no one will guess it's light.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) apricot nectar, divided
  • 1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 5 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar apricot halves, drained and sliced


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 cup apricot nectar on high for
  • 50-60 seconds or until hot. Sprinkle gelatin over hot nectar; stir
  • until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside to
  • cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining apricot nectar and enough water to
  • measure 1-1/4 cups; whisk in pudding mix and milk powder for 1-2
  • minutes. Whisk in cooled gelatin; fold in whipped topping and cake.
  • Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Garnish
  • with apricot slices. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 178 calories, 3 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,

2 of 2

Apricot Delight (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.