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Guilt-Free Berry Trifle Recipe

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“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.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 9 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 loaf-shaped angel food cakes (10-1/2 ounces each), cubed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 180 calories, 2 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar substitute, 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add strawberries; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  2. In another heavy saucepan, combine the remaining sugar substitute, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add blueberries; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in remaining lemon juice. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  4. Place half of the cake cubes in a 4-qt. trifle bowl. Layer with strawberry mixture, half of the pudding, remaining cake cubes, blueberry mixture and remaining pudding. Top with whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Guilt-Free Berry Trifle in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 180 calories, 2 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"This was such an outstanding recipe! My husband and I enjoyed it so much that absolutely none of it went to waste. It is light and flavorful without ruining your diet."

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