Cookies and Cream Berry Dessert

This sweet berry dessert makes an especially pretty final course in the spring. With berries, a creamy topping and a sprinkle of meringue cookies, it always earns praise.


6 servings


2 cups quartered fresh strawberries
1 1/4 cups fresh raspberries
1 1/4 cups fresh blackberries
2/3 cup fresh blueberries
4 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar, divided
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 1/2 cups fat-free whipped topping
dash ground cinnamon
12 miniature meringue cookies, quartered


In a large bowl, combine the berries, 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the whipped topping, cinnamon and remaining sugar until combined. Just before serving, divide the berry mixture among six dessert dishes. Dollop with topping and sprinkle with cookies.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Stand Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (2/3 cup berries with 3 tablespoons topping and 2 cookies): 179 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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