Low Fat Trifle

Low Fat Trifle

mmmmnnn trifle ... another lovely cool and refreshing summer dessert, but a less guilty version (oh I suppose you could add some sherry if you really want to!)

5 cups fresh berries (your choice
Sugar to taste (or Splenda or Stevia - for the berries)
2 packages (1.4 ounces each) fat free and sugar-free vanilla pudding mix (If you can't imagine using 'pudding', then make up some custard using Splenda instead of sugar, and 1% or skimmed - non-fat milk instead
4 cups 1-percent milk
1 store bought fat free pound cake (10.75 ounces) sliced about one-half inch thick (or you could make home mae from a low fat recipie - I'll try to get one on this site at some point)
1/4 cup orange juice
Light whipped cream for garnish if desired


1. Reserve 1-cup berries
2. If berries are big, slice or quarter the rest
3. Add sugar to berries to taste and toss
4. Prepare pudding as directed, using milk
5. In a clear trifle bowl (or other bowl of your choice, arrange layer of cake slices on bottom
6. Brush cake with 2-tablespoons juice.
7. Cover with half the berries and then about half the pudding.
8. Repeat layers, finishing with pudding.

Decorate top with the rest of the berries.Garnish with light whipped cream.

Now if you are like me, and you are used to having jelly/Jello in your trifle, you could make some up in a flavour of your choice and pour it on top of the cake and then let it set before you layer the pudding (or custard) on top with the berries. It also makes more to go round if you have a large group to provide dessert for. You can also put the berries right into the jelly. Jelly is non-fat and you can choose regular Jello or the sugar-free. Note that the sugar-free type is sweetened with other sweetener.

Makes 12 servings.
Per serving:

Calories: 147
Carbohydrates: 29g
Protein: 4g
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 3mg
Sodium: 401mg

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