Monday, February 14, 2011

Strawberry Trifle

I was trying to think of something to make for Valentine's Day, and my mom suggested making something with strawberries.  She bought a trifle bowl awhile ago, but still hadn't used it, and I'd never made a trifle, so we decided to make one together.  When she bought the bowl from Pampered Chef, the consultant gave her a packet with tons of trifle recipes.  There were so many to choose from, but we finally settled on this one - and it's quite delicious!
Slice your strawberries
Combine your sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 cup strawberries
Boil the strawberry mixture, add the cornstarch mixture, and cook until thickened
Prepare the pudding mixture while the strawberry glaze cools
Once the sweetened condensed milk and water are combined, beat in the pudding mix
Cut pound cake into bite-size cubes
Beat whipping cream until stiff
Fold whipped cream into chilled pudding mixture
Layer ingredients as directed

Strawberry Trifle

2 pints strawberries, washed and hulled
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups water, divided
1 ½ Tablespoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups whipping or heavy cream
1 (12-ounce) ready-made pound cake (I made this recipe and used 1 of the loaves)
Mint leaves (optional)

  1. Set aside a few berries for garnish and slice the remaining berries.  Place the sugar, ¼ cup water, and 1 cup of sliced berries in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cook for 3 minutes, then take off the heat.  Mix the cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water; stir into the strawberry mixture.  Put back on the heat, and stir until thickened (about 2 minutes).  Add the lemon juice, and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine the remaining 1 ½ cups water and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl.  Add the pudding mix and beat well.  Place in the refrigerator to chill for 5 minutes.
  3. Cut your pound cake into bite-size pieces.
  4. Beat cream until stiff peaks form, then fold into the pudding mixture.
  5. Layer pudding, pound cake, sliced strawberries, and strawberry mixture, then repeat the layers.  Garnish with the reserved strawberries and some mint leaves.
This was in a packet of recipes given to me by a Pampered Chef consultant

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-Posted by Karen


  1. What a gorgeous looking trifle. I bet this wows people when you bring it out for dessert. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called Sweets for a Saturday and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your trifle up. http:/

  2. this is lovely! very summery. glad to have found your blog!

  3. Who can resist a delicious looking strawberry trifle like this one??? I want a whole bowl....all to myself! LOL