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Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert

 Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert
This quick and yummy strawberry dessert is loaded with fresh strawberries and a creamy pudding topping. Make sure you make plenty—it disappears quickly. —Christine Johnson, Ricetown, Kentucky
7 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed


  • In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; let stand for 30
  • minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for
  • 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 1 cup
  • whipped topping; set aside.
  • Cut cake into 14 slices. Layer seven cake slices with 2 tablespoons
  • strawberries, 1/3 cup pudding mixture and another cake slice. Top
  • with remaining strawberries and whipped topping. Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 314 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white

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Wine (continued)
wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.