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Trifle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Patti Leake
Added: Saturday, November 11, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pre-made cake (I like pound cake best)
2 instant pudding mix (French vanilla)
2 (1 lb) bags frozen fruit or fresh fruit (recommend strawberries and blueberries)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipped cream topping
additional fresh fruit (to garnish)
1/3 cup sherry, amaretto, kahluha, wine or juice or water

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare pudding or custard according to directions and let cool.
Mix the fruit with the kahluha/sherry/amaretto, etc and sugar.
Cut the cake into 1" chunks and place 1/2 of the chunks in the bottom of a large glass bowl.
Layer 1/2 of the fruit on top of the cake layer and top with 1/2 whipped cream.
Repeat layering.
Top with whipped cream and garnish with fresh fruit.
Chill well before serving.

Variations.
To make a low fat trifle, use angel food cake, fat-free pudding and low fat whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle- Yellow or Angel food cake, custard and strawberries.

Black Forest Trifle- Chocolate cake, raspberries and custard.

Tropical Trifle- Angel food cake, mixed pineapple, mangos, papayas, vanilla or lemon pudding. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
(these are both good)
Apples and cream Trifle- Spice Cake, Apple pie filling and custard.

Banana Creme Trifle- White or chocolate cake, Sliced Bananas, Custard.

 

 

 

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