Low-Fat Strawberry Cream Dessert Recipe

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This "berry" light and creamy dessert is a fantastic finale to a special meal, guarantees Nancy Haigh of Philip, South Dakota. "For a fun variation, use instant lemon pudding with madarin oranges and pineapple tidbits mixed in," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, halved

Nutritional Facts

One serving (about 3/4 cup) equals 216 calories, 9 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in whipped topping on low speed until smooth; set aside. In another large bowl, combine milk and pudding mixes. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese mixture until smooth. Set aside 1 cup of strawberries. Fold remaining strawberries into pudding mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl or individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Arrange remaining strawberries on top. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cream Dessert in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p9

Nutritional Facts

One serving (about 3/4 cup) equals 216 calories, 9 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

Very easy to make. Does not taste like "diet" food.

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