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Apricot Delight Recipe

Apricot Delight Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.