Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Banana Split Trifle

This dessert sounds like a high calorie dessert, but one cup of this delicious dessert is only about 150 calories!

Banana Split Trifle

Ingredients

1 pkg. sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 prepared angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup mashed strawberries
1 tsp. sugar
1 – 8 oz. can unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 cup sliced firm bananas
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 pkg. sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 – 8 oz. carton frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Directions

~In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin powder in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Pour half of gelatin mixture into a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until slightly thickened. Let remaining gelatin stand at room temperature.

~Place half of cake cubes in a 3-qt. trifle bowl.

~In a small bowl, combine mashed strawberries and sugar; spoon half over cake.

~Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Cut pineapple chunks in half; arrange half over mashed strawberries. Toss banana slices with reserved pineapple juice; arrange half of slices over pineapple. Top with 1 cup sliced strawberries. Spoon refrigerated gelatin over fruit. Refrigerate trifle and remaining gelatin mixture for 20 minutes.

~In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread half of pudding over trifle. Repeat all layers (including the remaining cake).

~Top with whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate.


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