|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||54%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||92%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
When it is time to party, whether it is July 4th or not, the perfect dessert has to be a berry trifle. They taste so good, are quick and easy to make, and are breathtakingly beautiful to look at. What's not to like?
This classic berry trifle recipe takes its patriotic theme from the red, white, and blue, created by the clever use of strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. But there is more to this dish than meets the eye. Hidden inside, behind a thick layer of cake set with jello, is a thick layer of custard sauce. Already in love with this dessert? Just wait; it gets better? The trifle can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept chilled in the refrigerator, making your celebrations even easier. Now that's something to celebrate!
The trifle can be made in one large glass dish or, if you prefer, into individual glasses. For ease, this recipe is for a large bowl but merely divide the mixture evenly between the glasses for an individual serving.
1 cup boiling water
1 (4-ounce) package of strawberry gelatin
6 ounces pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups homemade (or canned) custard
2 cups whipped cream
Gather the ingredients.
Add 1 cup boiling water to gelatin and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 30 minutes.
Line bottom and sides of trifle dish with cake slices. Pour in cooled gelatin. This will soak into cake and leave a deep pool in the bottom. Let set in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Slice strawberries into thick, 1/4-inch slices (keep a few if you want to use on top of the trifle). Decorate inside of bowl with strawberry slices by sitting slices pointing upwards on cake in two layers, one slightly in front of the other.
Once gelatin sets, spoon custard into trifle bowl, making sure it does not go above line of strawberries.
Finally, for blue layer, use blueberries either in a ring around dish or spread randomly over surface. Decorate with strawberries.
- For a very grown-up trifle, you can splash the cake slices in the bowl with a little sherry or your favorite liqueur. Just make sure if this is the case, you don't serve it to children.
- Gelatin is not a taste or texture for everyone, and it is okay to leave this out if you wish. The cake will soak up some of the juice from the strawberries sitting on top.