Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Trifle!


 
  
This is one of those desserts that looks like you really went all out and fussed over it, but  really it's very simple and if you use a store bought angel food cake, you don't even have to turn the oven on!  I love the combination of lemon and blueberries, so this really appealed to me.  It's just perfect for Spring and any springtime entertaining you will be doing!   Also, for those watching your weight and trying to cut fat and calories, you can make this in a lighter version.   Here is what you will need:
 
1 angel food cake, cut in 1" cubes (can bake your own or buy one already made)
1  (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (can use light cream cheese)
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk (can use fat free version)
1 (3 oz.) box of instant lemon flavored pudding mix (can use sugar free)
1 cup milk (2% works fine)
3 Tbs. lemon juice or the juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can blueberry pie filling
16 oz. frozen whipped topping (can use light)
fresh blueberries and strawberries for garnish
 
Whip the cream cheese and the sweetened condensed milk with an electric mixer in a large bowl.  Add the milk, lemon pudding mix, vanilla and lemon juice and whip until it starts to thicken and is smooth.  Fold in half of the whipped topping and blend.  Place this in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set up. 
 
Place 1/2 of the angel food cake cubes in a tall glass trifle dish.  If you don't have a trifle dish, use a large glass bowl.  This looks prettiest if you can see the layers.  Next layer half of the pudding mixture over the cake.   Spread 1/2 of the blueberry pie filling over the pudding layer around the edges of the dish, more toward the sides than the middle.  This makes the layers show up when looking at it through the glass.
 
 

 Repeat the cake, lemon pudding, and blueberry pie filling layers again.  Finish the top with the remainder of the whipped cream.  Garnish with the fresh blueberries and strawberries however you wish.   I just sprinkle the middle with blueberries and made some strawberry fans to place around them.  Chill for a couple of hours before serving for the best results.   If you like more fresh berries, you can also sprinkle additional blueberries and sliced strawberries in the layers.
 
 
 

 


10 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds wonderful! Thank you!

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  2. This looks wonderful. Thank you.

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  3. YUMMY !!!!! I know i will make this b/c I love Blueberry and Lemon. Nevermind the light ans sweetness of Angel food cake :D !! Thanks !!

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  4. I dont like lemon anything. Can i change lemon for something else?

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    1. yiu could just use vanilla pudding.

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  5. Just use a custard or vanilla pudding, vanilla instead of lemon juice. But the lemon version will not be an overwhelming lemon flavor, esp. if you add extra fruit as suggested

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  6. LOOKS SO GOOD AND REFRESHING ..WANT TO MAKE IT SOON.

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  7. I am going to make this in one minute! Let you know the outcome!

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  8. Trifles....my favorite! This one is on my long list of trifles!

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  9. Making this for tomorrow. Looks great.

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