Skinny Berry Cheesecake Trifle

Strawberry-Cheesecake-Trifle1This is the ultimate dessert to bring to the cookout this year! Jeanette Chen from Jeanette’s Healthy Living shares this light version to this recipe. Each serving is about 40% lower in calories and has 75% less fat than a version made with full fat cream cheese, full fat sour cream, and butter pound cake. Thought it may be light on calories its a real fresh and delicious party pleaser. The recipe serves 16.

Skinny Berry Cheesecake Trifle
Ingredients
2 cups non-fat or low-fat cottage cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup non-fat or low-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar
1 Angel Food cake, cut into 1″ cubes
1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 quart fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons amaretto
fresh raspberries, for garnish

Directions
Place cottage cheese in food processor and process until smooth. Add powdered sugar, sour cream, vanilla and almond extracts and process until mixed well. Beat whipping cream until light peaks form. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cottage cheese mixture. Add cake cubes and gently fold together until cake pieces are coated with cottage cheese mixture. Mix strawberries, raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar and amaretto together. Place a layer of strawberries and raspberries in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Top with a layer of cake mixture. Add another layer of berries, then another layer of cake mixture. End with a layer of berries. Garnish with additional fresh berries.

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