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Tropical Pie

 Tropical Pie
“I created this fruity, spur-of-the-moment recipe when we needed a light dessert to serve company on a very hot day—and I didn’t want to heat up the kitchen. Everything was in the fridge or pantry, and it took no time to prepare!” Audrey Arno, Tuttle, Oklahoma.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small
  • bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute and 1 tablespoon
  • reserved juice until smooth. Add bananas to remaining reserved
  • juice. Fold 1/4 cup whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.
  • Drain bananas; arrange half of the slices in the crust. Carefully
  • spread with cream cheese mixture. Layer with pineapple and remaining
  • bananas and whipped topping. Garnish with cherries and walnuts.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 240 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.