Sour Cream Bavarian

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.


8 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce)

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
Are you ‘sweet on’ someone who’s counting calories? Show them you care with this light and refreshing dessert. It’s sinfully creamy and so pretty with the tart raspberry sauce. No one would ever guess that it’s fat-free! —Judi Janczewski, Berwyn, Illinois
Sour Cream Bavarian Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fat-free whipped topping
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries or sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Add sugar; heat and stir over low heat until gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved. Transfer to a bowl; whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  2. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into a 4-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 4 hours.
  3. For sauce, drain berries, reserving syrup. Add enough water to the syrup to measure 3/4 cup. In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch, sugar and syrup mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly. Stir in drained berries; refrigerate until serving.
  4. To serve, unmold dessert onto a serving plate. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 176 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.