When you're short on time but long for cheesecake, try this fruity dessert. Ricotta and cream cheeses give every bit as much flavor as cheesecake without the effort. Instead of making individual servings, you could layer the ingredients in a glass serving bowl.
Light, and luscious, this attractive trifle from Arlyn Kramer of Dumas, Arkansas is an impressive way to use blackberries. Special enough for company, no one will guess how easy it is to put together with instant pudding and prepared pound cake.
“I am always cutting fat from recipes,” says Elaine Alever of Saginaw, Michigan. “But when I was invited to a party where the hostess was diabetic, I wanted to take this trifle, a dessert she could enjoy.”
As pretty as a picture, this quick-and-easy dessert from Crystal Edwards of Van Alstyne, Texas, makes any gathering seem special. Busy cooks will appreciate the make-ahead convenience and the use of purchased pound cake.
A fantastic finale to any meal, this tantalizing trifle helped Patricia Schroedl finish first in a local competition. "It took top prize in the low-fat category of our Wisconsin Strawberry Festival recipe contest," she notes from her home in Jefferson.
A refreshing lemon filling and fresh blueberries give this sunny dessert sensation plenty of color. Don't worry about heating up the oven—this trifle doesn't require baking. —Ellen Peden, Houston, Texas
My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, which I lightened up by using less milk, reduced-fat whipped topping and angel food cake instead of pound cake. It's good made with fresh peaches or blueberries, too.
—Pamela Gainer of Sand Ridge, West Virginia