If you’re a trifle aficionado, please don’t laugh at me…I just discovered trifles last year! If you’re not familiar with trifles, there’s a whole new world out there!
Trifles are traditionally made with cake, fruit, pudding and/or whipped cream and fruit, layered in a trifle bowl as shown. With a list of ingredients like that and such an easy assembly process, it’s a perfect summertime dessert.
I was first introduced to a very simple version of a trifle, made with graham crackers, instead of cake, layered in a 9”x 9” glass pan. The flavors and beauty of this simple dessert are amazing and deserve an elevated presentation…hence the trifle bowl! Since I just so happen to have a trifle bowl, employed in my decor with the task of displaying plastic lemons on the top of my kitchen cupboard, down it comes for this showy dessert. But a 9”x 9” glass pan works well too. In fact, I can picture using juice glasses They would be perfect for constructing individual servings. And individual servings would keep the trifle from the mis-figuring process it goes through while being served up.
It’s fun to arrange this dessert, and perfect for little helping hands wanting to join you in the kitchen. Maybe they get to make their own little dessert. Or perhaps they’ll want to make a special treat for Daddy!
1 sleeve of graham crackers, coarsely broken
1 cup of lemon curd
2 pints, fresh sliced strawberries
1 pint blueberries
3 cups heavy cream, sweetened (I use a couple tbsp of powdered sugar) and whipped
In a trifle bowl, layer: graham crackers, lemon curd, berries and whipped cream.
Arrange berries for a showy appearance along the sides of the dish. Repeat two more times. Reserve some berries for garnishing the top of the trifle just before serving.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
Note: If you’re using a 9″ x 9″ pan, you may need to reduce the amount of cream you use.
Once you try this recipe, you’ll want to check out other trifle recipes with different fruit combinations. And for chocolate lovers, you’ll be delighted to know there’s a seemingly endless number of chocolate versions to be explored.