Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs
Trying to lighten up my food life style...and still enjoy it! This came from the American Diabetes Association. Now you CAN have your cake and eat it too! Calories-135. Total fat count-6g. Cholesterol-22mg. Carbohydrate-16g. Sugars-8g. Sodium 334mg. Protein-4g. "If you budget throughout the day, you should be able to enjoy a serving of this delectable dessert." Takes 2-4 hrs for chilling.UPDATE: I have tried to change amount of pudding package but computer does not take it. The proper weight is 3.4oz. 01/06/09 UPDATE: As per the last review on this date......Yes, the pan size is correct. If you use more ingredients then is called for, you can expect an overflowing pan.
- 1⁄2 cup warm filtered water
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups nonfat milk (skim)
- 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package ladyfingers
- 2 cups frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
- In small bowl, combine the water and coffee granules; stir to dissolve the coffee. Set aside 1 tbsp of the mixture.
- In a large bowl, beat pudding mix and milk until thickened; stir in the coffee mixture(not the reserve).
- Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth.
- Split the ladyfingers and line the bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish with half of them.
- Drizzle the ladyfingers with the 1 tbsp reserved coffee mixture.
- Spoon the pudding mixture evenly over the ladyfingers.
- Place the remaining ladyfingers on top of the pudding and top with whipped topping.
- Sprinkle with the cocoa, then cover and chill for 2-4 hours, or until ready to serve.
This is like many of the sugar free desserts out there that just don't taste so good. My first difficulty was finding a store that stocked fat free sugar free instant vanilla pudding (I finally bought 4-1.5 oz and 1-1 oz packages). As far as the recipe itself, 2 cups of milk was too little. The consistency was just nasty until I added about another cup. The pudding/milk/cream cheese mixture itself was alright, but nothing special. Next, I used an entire 7 oz package of lady fingers because 3 oz wasn't enough. Last, you better use a larger dish than 8x8 or your dessert will be overflowing like mine. Funny that the picture posted looks like a 13x9 baking pan...
My family didn't really like this too much, they said the flavor was a little too strong, the coffee was overpowering, so I would add a little less and then taste before adding the entire thing. Also, the measurment for the vanilla pudding was confusing, there was no box that size, and I would've have to use 7 boxes to get the equivalent! I used 2 of the small boxes, and it seemed to work ok, but I don't know if that is why the taste didn't work out.
For a nice variation, you can make this with chocolate or vanilla wafer cookies. I used a couple 100-calorie snack packs.