And last, but not least is our recipe for Easy Berry Mini-Trifle which we ate to round off our British Feast. (As if we didn’t have enough food to begin with!) After reading quite a few different trifle recipes it became clear that we could really customize this however we wanted. We left out the liquor this time and went the easy route and bought pre-made ingredients. Also, rather than making the trifle in one large glass bowl, we made several varieties in drinking glasses so that everyone could pick their own ingredients.
I would recommend using smaller, wider juice glasses if using this method. Sadly over the past 11 years of marriage all of ours seem to have broken or disappeared. So we made do with these.
First we cut a slice of a pound cake loaf and fit it into the bottom of the glass. Next we added a spoonful of fruit preserves and topped that with fresh berries. For the pudding layer we used Jell-O Temptations and topped that with whipped cream. We garnished with fruit and chilled the trifle for two hours.
For the preserves we used either strawberry or raspberry and matched the fresh fruit accordingly. Dad, Mr. N and Miss A used the Raspberry Cheesecake Temptation by Jell-O, and Mr. L and I used the Lemon Meringue flavor. These little trifles received 4 spoons all around!
I’m sure using homemade ingredients would make this even more delicious, but I’ve got to say, this wasn’t bad at all! And so easy! I liked the contrast of the sweet and the sour with the lemon and raspberry, and dad and the kids liked how the raspberry cheesecake pudding complemented the fruit. Really though, the combinations are endless. What flavors would you combine?
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