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Banana Anna Surprise Recipe

This quick-to-fix layered dessert from Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama looks so pretty spooned into dessert glasses. "You can also make this recipe in an 8-inch square glass dish and replace the strawberry gelatin with your favorite flavor," Eva notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup ice cubes
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine cold water and ice cubes; add to gelatin. Stir until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Add bananas. Spoon half of the gelatin into four dessert glasses. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 2. In a blender, combine the cream cheese, whipped topping and lemon peel; cover and process until smooth. Spoon into glasses. Top with remaining gelatin. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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cfrakes User ID: 3279888 129746
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2008

"double this"

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