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Strawberry Banana Trifle

 Strawberry Banana Trifle
No matter where I take this dessert, the bowl gets emptied in minutes. It's fun to make because everyone "oohs" and "ahhs" over how pretty it is.
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Additional strawberries or banana slices, optional


  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and gelatin; stir in
  • water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in strawberries; set
  • side.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat on low speed for
  • 2 minutes set aside. Toss bananas with lemon juice; drain and set
  • aside.
  • Place half of the cake cubes in a trifle bowl or 3-qt. serving bowl.
  • Layer with half of the pudding, bananas, strawberry sauce and
  • whipped cream. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2

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Strawberry Banana Trifle (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • hours. Garnish with additional fruit if desired. Yield: 14 servings.