I usually serve this in summer when fresh berries are bountiful, but I recently prepared it with frozen cherries and light cherry pie filling instead. It was a delicious glimpse of summer-to-come!
Brenda Paine of North Syracuse, New York
Guests will think you slaved over this impressive-looking dessert shared by Karena Bauman of Minneapolis, Minnesota. "It's a snap to assemble," she assures. "Just layer cubes of leftover chocolate cake, a sweet cream cheese mixture and tart berries for winning results."
Beautiful and luscious, this trifle is an impressive way to use your fresh raspberries. Plus, people will never know how nice and easy it is to prepare if you use purchased pound cake or lady fingers. Marcy Cella
Meet the Cook: The first time I served my trifle was for a family dinner. Everyone loved it! I've since found that it also goes over well at potlucks and at buffet dinners.
Both of our children are grown. My husband and I have a market garden.
-Betty Howlett, Elmira, Ontario
"A friend brought these pretty parfaits to a potluck, and I just had to have the recipe," writes Melanie Quails from Chinook, Montana. You can substitute your favorite fresh fruit, such as peaches or raspberries.
As pretty as a picture, this quick-and-easy dessert from Crystal Edwards of Van Alstyne, Texas, makes any gathering seem special. Busy cooks will appreciate the make-ahead convenience and the use of purchased pound cake.
“I am always cutting fat from recipes,” says Elaine Alever of Saginaw, Michigan. “But when I was invited to a party where the hostess was diabetic, I wanted to take this trifle, a dessert she could enjoy.”
Light, and luscious, this attractive trifle from Arlyn Kramer of Dumas, Arkansas is an impressive way to use blackberries. Special enough for company, no one will guess how easy it is to put together with instant pudding and prepared pound cake.
I first tried this recipe because it looked so pretty...but I had no idea it would taste so good. It's just delicious, and easy to make. I serve it in a deep glass bowl for Sunday dinner or on special occasions. I've found the custard works quite well in a pie crust, too. I do a lot of cooking, baking, canning and freezing for my husband, Roman, and our two daughters here on our farm. I've enjoyed cooking ever since I was young and helped my mother in her kitchen.