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Monday, July 4, 2011

Berry Patriotic Trifle

I've been making this for the Fourth of July since college.  I've liberally modified the recipe which I originally got from here to better fit our preferences.  I love it with the raspberries as in the original recipe but my girls prefer strawberries and they do make it look more patriotic.

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
1 (4-serving size) package instant lemon flavor pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 (8 oz.) containers of lite cool whip
1 (10 3/4 oz.) loaf frozen pound cake
3 pints of fresh blueberries
2 pounds (or 2 quarts) of fresh strawberries, sliced

1.  With a fork or potato masher, smash about 1/2 a pint (about 1/2 cup) of blueberries in a small mixing bowl.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and 1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
2.  Halve the pound cake horizontally.  Then cut lengthwise into 4 strips; cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick pieces making 1-inch cubes.  Lightly toss the pound cake cubes in the smashed blueberry mixture until lightly coated (I found this easiest to do using about a quarter of the pound cake at a time).  Set aside.
3.  In a large mixing bowl combine the lemon pudding, milk, and remaining sweetened condensed milk with a wire whisk.  Add sour cream.  Let chill 5 minutes.  Then fold in cool whip one container at a time.  Put back into the fridge to chill while you prep berries.
4.  In a trifle dish layer half of the pound cake pieces.  The add the next layer of the lemon cream pudding.  Next add a thick layer of blueberries followed by more cream.  Then make another layer with the remaining pound cake pieces followed by a cream and then strawberry layer.  The on top add the remaining cream and berries.  (When you're finished the layers should be: cake, cream, blueberry, cream, cake, cream, strawberry, cream, topped with berries).
5.  Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

1 comment:

  1. This year I made my own pound cake and enjoyed this dessert even more. You can make it from scratch or use the box mix (they taste the same to me) and both are better then frozen! Just cut into 1-inch cubes.

    Also, I did a red, white and blue pattern this year: strawberries, cake & cream, blueberries, strawberries, cake & cream, repeat.