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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jello Cream Yum

Can you tell I have some ingredients in my kitchen that *need* to be used soon? Yup....cream cheese and strawberries needed to be used.....definitely didn't want them to end up in the trash! I think the picture below is a fine example of an easy dessert that can be made at Christmas time as well.  I made this with lime jello because that's what I had in the cabinet along with orange.....and I just didn't think the red strawberries would look good in orange jello. But the possibilities can be endless when you use your imagination to mix and match the different fruits and flavors of jello. Go have some fun with this!

Makes 4 Servings
1 Serving = 2 PointsPlus™

1 (8 oz.) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
1 (8 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 dry measuring cup of fat-free whipped topping
3/4 cup boiling water
1 (.3 oz.) package sugar-free jello (you pick the flavor)
1 cup ice cubes
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries

Beat cream cheese and Splenda in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Mix in the pineapple tidbits. Gently fold in the fat-free whipped topping. Spoon into 4 dessert dishes and refrigerate until your ready for the final step.

In a medium bowl, add boiling water to jello mix; stir 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in ice until melted. Add strawberries; stir. Refrigerate @5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon over cream cheese mixture in the dessert dishes. Refrigerate @4 hours or until set.

MY SPIN: This can be garnished with a dollop of fat-free cool whip and a piece of the fresh fruit you put in the jello which wouldn't add any PointsPlus™.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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