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Fluffy Fruit Salad-Dessert (Low Fat/Low Added Sugar) :rectnt

Fluffy Fruit Salad-Dessert (Low Fat/Low Added Sugar)

Jill, you mentioned angel food cake; this would be a lovely accompaniment. I'm not sure how much fruit is permissible, but this salad-dessert does use no-sugar added fruits, or fruit canned in natural juices. If keeping the dish low added sugar and/or "vegan" are not issues, this is delicious with a bag of mini fruit-flavored marshmallows folded in!
Ingredients:

2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-sugar-added fruit cocktail, drained (reserve juice)
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, canned in juice, drained (reserve juice)
1 (32-ounce) container fat-free plain dairy (or soy yogurt)*
1 cup reduced-fat or fat-free sour cream (or soy sour cream)
1 1/2 cups juice (reserved from drained fruit)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 (1.5-ounce) packages sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip Free (fat and sugar free)
2 bananas, sliced

Instructions:

Drain fruit cocktail and pineapple tidbits, reserving juice; set fruit aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, 1 1/2 cups of the reserved fruit juice (save any remaining juice for another use), vanilla and pudding mix until smooth.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Gently fold in the drained fruit.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, fold in the sliced bananas.


*For a slightly sweeter dessert, substitute an equal amount of low-fat/low-sugar vanilla-flavored yogurt. Alternatively, you may fold a small amount of sugar substitute (Splenda or stevia), to taste, when whisking the dressing.

Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals I and II.

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