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Apricot Delight

"My mother sent me the original recipe for this delightful dessert 45 years ago, and I lightened it up," writes Alice Case of Carrollton, Texas. With bits of angel food cake and a cream cheese-like texture, this refreshing treat tastes so rich that no one will guess it's light.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) apricot nectar, divided
  • 1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 5 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar apricot halves, drained and sliced


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 cup apricot nectar on high for 50-60 seconds or until hot. Sprinkle gelatin over hot nectar; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining apricot nectar and enough water to measure 1-1/4 cups; whisk in pudding mix and milk powder for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in cooled gelatin; fold in whipped topping and cake.
  • Pour into an 11x7-in. dish. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Garnish with apricot slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 178 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • Netizen
    Feb 21, 2011

    I avoid the sugar free instant pudding and the frozen whipped topping, including Cool Whip Free, they both contain hydrogenated oils which are TRANS FATS and NOT healthy!

  • wlyn
    Jul 18, 2008

    You must use SUGAR FREE pudding and gelatin AS SPECIFIED, for the measurments to be correct. Read twice, mix once!!Tarheel1017

  • Kimsmom
    Apr 3, 2008

    Are you sure about the measured ingred. in this recipe??? Have you made it?? How in the world do I get .3 oz of the gelatin?? And 1 oz. of the vanilla pudding mix?? Please clarify!! Thank you!

  • Kimsmom
    Apr 2, 2008

    Whoops! I guess I didn't read over the recipe well enough...when I saw the "1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix"....that's what I added! Didn't see the "1 oz" until it was too late! Wish that was made clearer....And I don't have powd. milk much reg. should we add?

  • Hilde Knaup
    Jan 19, 2008

    Re: Aprocot DelightI don't use dry milk,how much regular milk should I use,can it be made with pound cake

  • kedi
    Jan 18, 2008

    can you make this without "sugar free" products? I would like to make it with regular products.