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Orange Pineapple Delight Recipe

A spoonful of Pat Coauette's pudding, with its pineapple and coconut flavor and sunny orange color, is a sweet reminder of warmer climates. "This is especially good in summer because it's so refreshing," she writes from Crookston, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (0.8 ounces) sugar-free cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 4 teaspoons flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough water to reserved juice to equal 3/4 cup. In a saucepan, combine the pudding mix, milk powder, orange juice and juice mixture. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat; stir in coconut extract. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Fold in pineapple. Transfer to four individual serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping and coconut. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2/3 cup) equals 204 calories, 2 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat-free milk, 1/2 starch.