"For a large group, try doubling this recipe and layering it in a punch bowl," writes Verna Peterson from Omaha, Nebraska. "Let guests serve themselves. Don't be surprised if the bowl gets licked clean."
“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.”
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.
Everyone will ooh and aah when you bring this pretty, patriotic trifle out. But don't forget to include one tiny American flag for each child in your group—unless you want to see some real fireworks! —Sandra Brown, Independence, Iowa
A fantastic finale to any meal, this tantalizing trifle helped Patricia Schroedl finish first in a local competition. "It took top prize in the low-fat category of our Wisconsin Strawberry Festival recipe contest," she notes from her home in Jefferson.
Eye-catching trifles are easy to prepare when you use purchased pound cake, instant pudding and frozen whipped topping. Letting guests assemble their own makes it fun—and saves you time!—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
"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.