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Canada Day Three Berry Trifle

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
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"Trifle is my favourite dessert and I have been making it for decades, probably not the same way twice! A good dessert to make when you are doing other things and can walk away and come back to it as you have time. Reserve a few pieces of each fruit for garnish."
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Ingredients

4 h 50 m servings 382
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 trifle dish)

Directions

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  1. Place cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Stir raspberry gelatin and 1 cup boiling water together in a large measuring cup until dissolved; stir in 1 cup cold water. Pour raspberry gelatin mixture over cake cubes; press down. Spread raspberries evenly over top of gelatin; place trifle in refrigerator to chill until set, about 45 minutes.
  2. Whisk 1 package pudding mix and 2 cups cold milk together in a bowl for 2 minutes. Spread pudding over raspberries in trifle bowl; return trifle to refrigerator to chill until pudding sets, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir cherry gelatin and 1 cup boiling water together in a large measuring cup until dissolved; stir in 1 cup cold water. Pour cherry gelatin over pudding in trifle bowl; spread cherries over gelatin. Return trifle to refrigerator to chill until gelatin sets, about 45 minutes.
  4. Whisk remaining package pudding mix and 2 cups cold milk together in a bowl for 2 minutes. Spread pudding over trifle; chill until pudding sets, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir strawberry gelatin and 1 cup boiling water together in a large measuring cup; stir in 1 cup cold water. Pour strawberry gelatin over pudding; spread strawberries over gelatin. Return trifle to refrigerator to chill until completely set, about 1 hour.
  6. Spread whipped topping over trifle; garnish the top with reserved berries.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use angel food cake, pound cake, or sponge cake for this recipe.
  • You can use your choice of raspberry, cherry, or strawberry gelatin, either sugar-free or with sugar.
  • I prefer using REAL whipped cream to a frozen and thawed topping but only if the dessert is to be consumed on the day of preparation.
  • Some folks like to add sherry, jam, more layers, or less layers. It's a do your own thing! As well, you can customize the fruit, Jell-O®, and pudding according to the fruits you have available, and frozen and canned work well in a pinch. Bananas, mandarin oranges, and blueberries are favourites and the presentation is always terrific!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 382 calories; 11.1 66.7 7.1 8 491 Full nutrition

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Having made this most recently, I think decreasing all fresh fruits by 1/2 cup would make it much easier for everybody.