Easy Trifle Recipe

Learn how to make a berry trifle using this easy recipe.

First, I want to say I apologize for the lack of posts this week. I was in Birmingham helping my very talented brother move to Nashville. Now I’m currently in Baltimore for my sister-in-laws graduation. I will return to my regular blogging schedule when I get back in town next week. Until then, Jaclyn has created an easy, delicious trifle recipe for you!

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of May? Honestly, I have no idea where time is flying off to! I’ve been a busy bee lately, baking up a storm for a charity bake sale, traveling to Atlanta for the BlogHer Food conference last week, and since i’ve returned home, testing recipes like it’s going out of style. whew!

Know what day i’m really looking forward to? Memorial day.

Ahhhh, Memorial day. we all get a day off from work to relax, spend time with friends, and eat plenty of good food. typically heralded as the inaugural barbeque of summer, Memorial day invites us to enjoy the sunshine for the next three months.

Well, in Florida, our summers tend to be a bit longer, hotter and more humid, but i digress.

I certainly hope you’ll be spending Memorial day lazing about, hopefully near a pool or some other large body of water. in the spirit of a day of rest and relaxation, i’m sharing with you what is the simplest of desserts to prepare: a trifle.

Trifles take hardly any effort to assemble. you can bake the cake yourself as i did a day in advance, but it’s definitely not a requirement. same goes for the preserves. if you happen to jar your own, you are amazing. if you’re lazy like me, you’ll use delicious preserves that someone else made! the only thing thing i insist you make is the whipped cream, because freshly whipped cream is beyond compare. if you have a stand mixer, it practically does the work for you!

This trifle is elegant, simple and striking. i chose to make individual trifles because i’m addicted to buying small serving bowls and the like and happened to have mini trifle dishes. you could achieve the same effect by using small drinking glasses, or if you’re going to a picnic or the beach, use clear plastic cups that can easily be disposed of.

This recipe would also yield you a standard-sized trifle, if you happen to have a large trifle glass!

Trifles are a favorite dessert for me because they are endlessly versatile. you can substitute any type of cake or preserves, and also add fresh fruit to make innumerable delicious combinations!

The real beauty of this trifle is that it can be prepared a day or two in advance. i just cover the tops tightly with plastic wrap and allow them to chill out in the fridge until i need them. honestly, i think it makes them a little more delicious! the cream firms up a bit, akin to the texture of ice cream. it’s so delicious!

So in the spirit of laid back camaraderie and enjoying the first days of summer, please make this trifle for your Memorial day get-together, your long weekends at the beach, or for a late-evening backyard dinner with your neighbors. everyone will think you’re a genius!



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