Genki's Low-fat Trifle

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Genki's Low-fat Trifle

Post  Genkicoll on Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:14 pm

Trifle is traditionally an English dessert with sponge cake, jam and custard which is layered to make a dessert. This is a fast, easy, delicious and low-fat way to make home-made trifle smile.gif

- 1 pre-made Angel Food cake
- Fresh or frozen berries of your choice (I like to use fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters) wink.gif
- 2 boxes vanilla instant pudding (and the milk to make it with. Using skim milk will reduce the fat content even more)
- 1 small tub whipped cream
- 1 Trifle bowl or large mixing bowl (a trifle bowl is a large glass bowl on a pedestal, with the sides of the bowl nearly vertical)

With a large, sharp knife, gently cut Angel Food cake horizontally into 4 equal parts. Each piece will look like a large donut. Place one piece of cake in the trifle bowl. These pieces will barely fit in a trifle bowl, but squishing in the sides the tiny bit you need is no problem. The 4th piece of cake will be used to fill in the holes for the other 3 layers, so break into 3 equal pieces, and use one piece to fill in the first hole (did that make sense? hehe).

Next, layer in berries of your choice (sure, add some of the juice! The more that soaks into the Angel Food cake, the better!).
Prepare pudding per box instructions, but use 1/2 cup less milk than it calls for. Pour 1/3 of the pudding evenly over the berries, then repeat layers (be sure to use berries on all 3 layers ).

When you get to the last layer, cover the entire dessert with a thick layer of whipped cream.

Chill for at least 2 hours, then serve in bowls. This dessert tastes even better the next day, as it allows for all of the flavors to meld wonderfully.

lol, I'm not sure how well I described how to make this. I've been making it for so many years that I guess I kind of take it for granted. I've made this in many variations, including:

- Blueberry-Strawberry
- Peach-Strawberry
- Blackberry-Raspberry-Marionberry
- Blueberry-Peach
and of course, my all-time favorite:
- plain ol' Strawberry!
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