Sunday, July 3, 2016

Red White and Blue Trifle: 2 Recipes for the Fourth of July

I'm a big fan of Trifle. It's easy and pretty. You can add alcohol or not, but traditional trifles include it.  I love a tipsy trifle! I always use a clear bowl.. It's great to see the layers. Here are two Trifle recipes that are delicious and great Fourth of July show stoppers.

The first recipe is from Taste of Home, one of my go-to sites. I love the flavors in this one. Interestingly, it doesn't include cake, but you can always add a layer of pound cake or angel cake if you want to be more traditional. You can decorate the top of either trifle with a flag pattern made of strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream.

The second recipe for Red White and Blue Trifle  is adapted from All Recipes. It has the added flavor of white chocolate pudding. For the second recipe, you can make your own pound cake or buy prepared. The original recipe called for a small amount of coconut liqueur in the whipped cream/pudding. If you want to add alcohol, I would add a Tbsp of White Chocolate Liqueur to the whipping cream, instead.


2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  (or white chocolate liqueur)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract  (or almond liqueur)
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 quarts strawberries, halved, divided
2 quarts blueberries, divided

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and extracts until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream.
Place third of  mixture in a 4-qt. bowl.
Reserve 20 strawberry halves and 1/2 cup blueberries for garnish.
Layer half of remaining strawberries and blueberries over cream mixture.
Top with another third of the cream mixture and the remaining berries.
Spread remaining cream mixture on top. Use reserved strawberries and blueberries to make a "flag" on top.

2. Red White and Blue Trifle

3 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1 quart heavy cream
1 (3.3 ounce) package instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 (6 ounce) container lemon yogurt
2 (16 ounce) prepared pound cakes, cubed
2 pints fresh blueberries,

In bowl, sprinkle strawberries with sugar; stir to distribute sugar. Set aside.
Chill large metal mixing bowl and beaters from electric mixer. Pour cream into chilled mixing bowl, and add white chocolate pudding mix and lemon yogurt. Beat until fluffy with electric mixer set on Medium speed.
Spread layer of pound cake cubes into bottom of a glass 10x15-inch baking dish.
Cover pound cake with layer of strawberries; sprinkle blueberries over strawberries.
Spread thick layer of whipped cream over berries.
Repeat layers several times, ending with layer of strawberries sprinkled with blueberries and reserving about 1 cup of whipped cream
Top trifle with dollops of whipped cream to serve.

1 comment:

Mae Travels said...

Those would be good any day. One reason to make trifle is because your cake fell apart. So it has to have cake!
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