Strawberry Lemon Trifle Recipe
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Strawberry Lemon Trifle Recipe

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"This refreshingly fruity dessert is one of our favorites," writes Lynn Marie Frucci of Pullman, Washington. "It looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl that people will think you fussed. The secret is starting with a purchased angel food cake."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white grape juice or water
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and yogurt. Add the milk, dry pudding mix and lemon peel; beat until smooth. In a blender, process 1/2 cup strawberries and grape juice until blended.
  2. Tear cake into 1-in. cubes; place a third in a trifle bowl or 3-qt. serving bowl. Top with a third of the pudding mixture and half of the remaining strawberries. Drizzle with half of the strawberry sauce. Repeat. Top with remaining cake and pudding mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Lemon Trifle in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p42

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Love the lemon pudding, I used this recipe as a basis to make a birthday trifle for my very picky friend, it was a huge hit with everyone who had some!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"I did add fresh lemon juice to the pudding. It added a little more lemon flavour. It was delicious. Took it to a party, everyone had seconds."

Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"Everyone kept tasting the grated lemon rind. Said next time leave it out so I don't know if I will make it again or not."

Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"5 stars. Everyone loved this dessert. I did add cool whip and more strawberries than the recipe called for."

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