Cherry Celebration Cheesecake

Cherry Celebration Cheesecake

Serves 8

2 (8-ounce) packages Phildelphia Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 (4-serving) package JELL-O Sugar Free Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 (4-serving) package JELL-O Sugar Free Cherry Gelatin
2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1/4 cup water
1 cup (one 8-ounce can) crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, undrained
1/4 cup Cool Whip Lite
2 cups (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened pitted bing or sweet cherries, thawed, drained, and chopped
1 (6-ounce) Keebler Graham Cracker Piecrust

In a large bowl, stir cream cheese with a spoon until soft. Add dry pudding mix, dry gelatin, dry milk powder, water, and undrained pineapple. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in Cool Whip Lite and cherries. Evenly spread mixture into piecrust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into 8 servings. Final Comments HINT: 1) Good topped with 1 tablespoon Cool Whip Lite, but don't forget to count the few additional calories. 2) Canned sweet cherries, rinsed and drained or fresh pitted bing cherries may be used instead of frozen.

Each serving equals:
HE: 1 Protein, 3/4 Fruit, 1/2 Bread, 1/4 Skim Milk, 3/4 Slider, 13 Optional Calories
223 Calories, 5gm Fat, 12gm Protein,
35gm Carbohydrate, 667mg Sodium, 2gm Fiber
DIABETIC: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Meat, 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat

"Camp Courageous of Iowa Dessert Cookbooklet, page 62."

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