As delicious as they are picture-perfect, Berry Parfaits from my Trim & Terrific Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook are the perfect way to enjoy a creamy, berrilicious treat – no cooking required! A twist on strawberry shortcake, the ladyfingers are as delicious as cake and easier to layer. If entertaining this summer, this recipe works well in individual servings – making it easy for your guests to enjoy. Best of all, strawberries are one of the top ranking antioxidant- containing foods and research shows they may also help improve and stabilize blood sugar. You will hardly believe this luscious treat is diabetic-friendly so there is always room for dessert!
Berry Parfaits from Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook.
Light and delightful, strawberries layered with a luscious cream cheese layer and ladyfingers.
Makes 16 (1/2-cup) servings
2/3 cup seedless sugar-free raspberry preserves
1/4 cup orange juice
6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free whipped topping, thawed, divided
2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers, split in half (24)
1 1/2 cups strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1. In small bowl, mix together preserves and orange juice.
2. In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until light. Mix in whipped topping reserving, 1/2 cup for topping.
3. Line bottom of an oblong small dish with split ladyfingers. Layer with preserves mixture, cream cheese layer, and top with strawberries. Repeat layers with remaining ladyfingers, preserves and cream cheese layer.
4. Carefully top with thin layer of remaining whipped topping. Top with remaining strawberries. Cover, refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 128, Calories from fat (%) 24, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 9, Sodium (mg) 79, Carbohydrate (g) 23, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 11, Protein (g) 2, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate, 1/2 fat
Terrific Tip: Feel free to use your favorite berry in place of strawberries.
Thank you Driscoll’s for sending me coupons for free berries to use in my National Strawberry ShortCake Day (was June 14 – a little late, but delicious year-round) post!
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