These originated when I needed a way to take fruit pizza to an event on our Harley (fruit pizza doesn't fit so well in a T-bag). I brainstormed with other cooks and came up with this individualized version which can be prepped ahead of time and assembled on site. Good stuff, no matter how you travel to your destination!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 trifles
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

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  • In a separate bowl, lightly mix together the chopped strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and the blueberries.

  • Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of each plastic cup to make a half-inch thick layer. Spoon enough mixed fruit on top of the cream cheese to make a 2-inch layer, about 1/3 cup. Top the fruit with a teaspoon or two of crumbled sugar cookies. Garnish each trifle with a kiwi slice. Refrigerate until serving time.

Cook's Note

This is a highly customizable recipe; modify the fruits to your personal tastes and/or what's in season. I prefer to make my own sugar cookies, using the Cracked Sugar Cookies I recipe from this site.

These easy and delectable Cracked Sugar Cookies are made with basic pantry items, so you can make them anytime.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 24mg 8% DV; sodium 138mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
Okay...I just tried this and LOVED it! I ended up using peaches strawberries and blueberries! And I scaled it down to one serving...just for me! I didn't have any sugar cookies so I used strawberry Cheerios! This was VERY good! Great recipe LTH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
Okay...I just tried this and LOVED it! I ended up using peaches strawberries and blueberries! And I scaled it down to one serving...just for me! I didn't have any sugar cookies so I used strawberry Cheerios! This was VERY good! Great recipe LTH! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2012
Fantastic recipe...dont need to alter anything. I took this to Parent night at my kids school and these were a major hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
This was a 4th of July hit! I followed the directions for the cream cheese layer but only used blueberries and strawberries to follow the red white and blue theme. FYI I used a 1/4 cup of blueberries for the bottom layer and two heaping tablespoons of strawberries for the top layer. I sprinkled some toffee chips on the top too for crunch and flavor. Like I said this was a huge hit. I love not having to bring food back home from a party.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
This is a fun delicious dessert. It was a big hit at my dinner party! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2013
made this for a womens book group and it was wonderful! everyone wanted the recipe. My only advice is that after a while the cookies can get soggy and it is much better with crisp cookies. Put them together at the last minute. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
These were great! I made as written with the exception of using canned pineapple and frozen bluberries. It was pretty and delicious. I will definitely make again. It's something my kids enjoyed helping with. I'm looking forward to trying with different fruit combos and also may try almond or amaretto flavor instead of vanilla in the cream cheese. Thank you "lovestohost"! It's a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2017
Instead of making these "to go " I scaled the recipe to 2 servings as a snack for my preschooler and me. She had trouble getting the cream from the bottom of the cup and in the end had cream leftover. I think there is enough mixture that you could make 2 layers of fruit and cream and that would help incorporate throughout the cup. These were tasty and fun; thanks for the idea! Read More
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