Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red, White, and Blue Trifle

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Well, I suppose this is almost exactly the same as my Berry Trifle recipe, except that I used raspberries instead of blackberries, and I remembered to add bananas this time! I also did my "fruit sauce drizzle" a little differently. I love making this trifle for the 4th of July since it looks very patriotic, and the berries are usually at their best this time of year! It is so delicious! :) 
Enjoy, and have a great day!

Here's the recipe, in case you missed my Berry Trifle post:

1 pound cake, cubed
1 package (3.4 oz) banana pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
1 tub whipped cream (8 oz; or make your own)
1 pound (16 oz) fresh strawberries, sliced and/or chopped
about 6 oz fresh blueberries 
about 6 oz fresh raspberries
1 to 2 medium bananas, sliced and/or chopped
3 tbsp raspberry preserves (preferably seedless)
1 lemon, zest and juice
1/2 juice of an orange (or about 2 tbsp)

To make "fruit sauce drizzle": Mix raspberry preserves with zest and juice of 1 lemon, and the juice of 1/2 an orange. I use a mini whisk, but you can use a fork too. Mix until the sauce is relatively smooth. 

To make banana pudding: Mix milk with banana pudding mix. Stir with a wire whisk for a couple of minutes. Let the pudding mixture set while you're preparing fruit. 

Putting it all together: Place half of the pound cake cubes on the bottom of your trifle bowl. Drizzle with half of the "fruit sauce". Pour about 1/2 of the pudding over the cake, and spread evenly. Arrange about 1/3 of the fruit pieces evenly over the pudding. I like to make a little pattern of fruit around the bowl, so some fruit pieces are peeking through. It makes it look really pretty! Spread about 1/2 of the whipped cream over the fruit evenly. Repeat layers once. On the top layer of whipped cream, arrange some pieces of fruit in a pretty pattern, or just arrange pieces evenly over the top. This dessert tastes great when it is left in the fridge for a few hours before serving. It allows all the flavors of the fruits to soak into the cake... Mmmm! 



Marina said...

Wow! I wish I was half as gifted as you in the culinary field....this is great!!

P.S. I'm coming over from SITS....bunny hop over to enter 4 great giveaways: Hippo books, CoverBee Laptop sleeve, Chex Mix bars, Piggy Paint- 10 winners in all!!)

SugarandSpice said...

I always love festive food...or anything festive for that matter. Looks super yum!

Sarah said...

Oh wow that is one gorgeous looking Trifle! Love your other recipes too - I'll be back for more! I'm just popping in from SITS to wish you a wonderful new week!

Debbie said...

That looks incredible. It is single serving size, right? :)

Carolyn said...

That looks delicious as well as festive and beautiful! What a perfect July 4th dessert!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Go SITSta girls!

Glamorous Beauty said...

Looks delicious and definitely says 4th of July with all the beautiful colors and layers.

hyltonta said...

I've had this trifle prepared by MamaMel and I can verify that it is great! I love it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!