Cherry Cream Cheese Gelatin

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 8

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cherry gelatin mix 
  • 15 ounces canned pear halves
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip® dessert topping

Nutrients per serving

Calories 264

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 27 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 31 mg

Sodium 116 mg

Potassium 68 mg

Phosphorus 43 mg

Calcium 25 mg

Fiber 0.8 g

Preparation

  1. Pour cherry gelatin in a 1-1/2-quart bowl and set aside.
  2. Drain pear halves and save the juice.
  3. Using a 1 cup measuring cup, pour juice from pear halves and add water to make 1 cup.  In a small pan or microwave, heat juice to a boil.
  4. Combine hot pear/water juice with gelatin and stir for two minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Puree pear halves in a blender.
  6. Pour gelatin mixture into blender with pureed pears and blend.
  7. Cut cream cheese into small squares and place in blender with pear/gelatin mixture.  Blend then pour into a 1-1/2 quart bowl.
  8. Add nondairy dessert topping and mix until well blended.
  9. Refrigerate over night or at least 6 hours prior to serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 milk choice
  • 1 high-calorie
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • To increase calories, use pear halves in heavy syrup and full-fat cream cheese. (Analysis based on using these products.)
  • To lower calories, sugar and fat, use pear halves in natural juice, sugar-free gelatin and low-fat cream cheese. (178 calories, 15 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams fat)
  • Lime, lemon, strawberry or raspberry gelatin may be used as substitute for cherry-flavored gelatin.

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