patriotic berry trifle

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Cathy Estes
from Grandfield, OK

I was looking for something that would incorporate fresh fruit with the red, white and blue of Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, and this one from Sunny Anderson is a winner!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-10
prep time 45 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For patriotic berry trifle

  • 1/4 + 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1
    premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 lb
    cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 c
    heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 2 pt
    blueberries, fresh
  • 2 pt
    strawberries, hulled and sliced
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How To Make patriotic berry trifle

  • 1
    Heat 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond extract.
  • 2
    Brush both sides of each slice of cake with the syrup. Cut the slices into 1-inch cubes.
  • 3
    Beat the remaining 2/3 cup sugar and the cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and light. Add the cream and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and the consistency of whipped cream.
  • 4
    Note: I used frozen blueberries for the inside of the trifle, as they are not as tart as the 'fresh' ones I can get in Oklahoma. I did use 'fresh' ones for the top, though.

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