Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tasty Tuesday--Strawberry and Blueberry Trifle

I made this yummy patriotic trifle for the 4th of July, and it was a hit. It's as tasty as it is pretty, and like all trifles, it is easy to prepare.

1 prepared angel food cake
2 boxes cheesecake flavored pudding (or any white colored pudding)
4 cups milk
2 pints strawberries, sliced
blueberry sauce (see below)
whipped cream (see below)

Blueberry Sauce
1 1/2 pints blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Blueberry Sauce
Combine the blueberries and sugar in a large saucepan. Add 1 cup water and the lemon juice and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken. Cool to room temp.

Whipped Cream
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks are about to form. Then, beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
(make sure your cream is cold before you start. I even put my metal bowl of my stand-mixer in the freezer for a few minutes before.)

1. Prepare the pudding by mixing the powder of both boxes and the 4 cups of milk in a large bowl. Whisk the mixture for about 2 minutes, then let sit to thicken.
3. Tear the angel food cake into bite-sized pieces.
4. On the bottom of the trifle bowl, place a layer of the angel food cake pieces. Top with a layer of the pudding (enough to cover), followed by a layer of the blueberry sauce, again, just enough to cover. Also, make sure the sauce goes to the edges to make it pretty! Top the blueberry sauce with a layer of whipped cream, and finish with a layer of fresh sliced strawberries.
5. Repeat.
6. You should have enough of each element for two full layers of each, with a little whipped cream to spare. Top the trifle with the remaining whipped cream, and arrange the remaining fresh blueberries and strawberries on top.

*If you want to make this even easier, you can purchase prepared blueberry pie filling instead of making your own sauce.

Speaking of the 4th of July, we spent our's hanging out with friends and family at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Good food, good company, and, of course, good fireworks.

Lucy who marches to the beat of her own drum. No red, white, and blue for this little girl. Pink and ruffles, please.

boys being boys

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