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Christmas Trifle

 Christmas Trifle
A flavorful blend of cake, pudding, eggnog and fruit will make folks think you really spent a lot of time putting together this fancy but fuss-free dessert.
16-20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) green maraschino cherries
  • 3-1/2 cups eggnog, chilled
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Dip bananas in juice; drain and
  • discard juice. Set aside pineapple, bananas, three red cherries and
  • three green cherries. In a bowl, whisk the eggnog and pudding mixes
  • for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Place half of the pudding in a 4-qt. serving or trifle bowl; layer
  • with half of the bananas, pineapple. cherries, cake cubes and
  • whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with walnuts and reserved
  • cherries. Yield: 16-20 servings.