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This recipe was given to my mother on a cruise. She immediately fell in love with the cake. However, due to the ginormous amount of calories and fat, you would not want to eat this cake often.
IDEA: THESE CAKES WOULD MAKE A GREAT SUBSTITUTE FOR A BIG CAKE BECAUSE YOU CAN TRACK YOUR CALORIES.
I made mine with Smucker's low sugar orange marmalade, but any kind of low sugar fruit preserves will work.
You can also use sugar free preserves but be sure to recalculate the calories for accuracy.
This is a lower calorie version of a classic southern banana pudding. (The kind grandma makes) I removed vanilla wafers from the recipe and cut way down on the sugar.
Tips and options: You could line the bottom of the pan with vanilla wafers (regular or reduced fat) or even graham crackers. You could add spices to the custard. You could top with whipped cream also. For even lower calorie, you could use egg substitute equal to the amount of eggs in the recipe. You could also substitute the Vitamin D milk for low fat or fat free canned evaporated milk.
This recipe is in the Weight Watchers From Pantry to Plate recipe book. The only thing I noticed when I ate it was that the polenta layers were quite bland and next time I will season the polenta itself, probably with italian herbs.
Another variation I thought of was using pasta sauce instead of canned diced tomatoes.
Also, the original recipe calls for Lean Ground Beef, but I substituted it for Lean Ground Turkey since I don't eat red meat.
This recipe is delicious! Enjoy!