Three-Layer Fruit Salad Recipe

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Joyce Siewert of Greendale, Wisconsin layers bananas, pears and apricots in a loaf pan, then covers them with lime gelatin. Rather than spooning out the servings, she slices the salad to showcase the pretty layers. "Sometimes I substitute canned peaches of fruit cocktail for the other canned fruits in the recipe," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves in extra-light syrup
  • 2 cans (8-1/4 ounces each) reduced-sugar apricot halves
  • 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 76 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. Drain pears and apricots, reserving 1-1/2 cups syrup. In a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray, layer the pears, apricots and bananas. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in reserved syrup. Pour gelatin mixture over bananas. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Unmold and slice gelatin. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Three-Layer Fruit Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p9

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 piece) equals 76 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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