Fresh Grape Gelatin

There are plenty of reasons to make your own gelatin desserts: fresher flavors, no additives, less sugar. Consider the fact that you can’t buy a gelatin dessert made with red grape juice, and you’ll be convinced.

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups red grape juice
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 banana, thinly sliced

1 In a large saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the grape juice. Let stand until softened, about 2 minutes. Bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer very gently until the gelatin has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
2 Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, and sugar. Pour one-third of the juice mixture into the yogurt mixture and whisk until well combined.
3 Place the yogurt mixture and the remaining juice mixture in the refrigerator until the mixtures are just beginning to firm up, but are not set, about 45 minutes (depending on how efficient your refrigerator is; check the gelatin after 30 minutes).
4 Fold the grapes and bananas into the juice mixture. Then fold in the yogurt mixture. Spoon into 8 custard cups and refrigerate until set and chilled, about 3 hours. Makes 8 servings

Makes Makes 8 servings servings.
Per serving: 136 calories, 1.5g total fat (1.1g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 0.7g dietary fiber, 28g carbohydrate, 4g protein, 25mg sodium.