Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pineapple and Strawberry Trifle

I think trifles are such a fun and festive dessert for dinner parties.  I made my easy trifle that uses a lot of help from the store, but gives you all the credit.  This trifle is light and full of the fabulous flavors of pineapple and strawberries.   You will definitely make an impact at any party if you put this out at the dessert table.

1 box yellow cake mix (I recommend Pillsbury)
3 eggs
1/3 cup of apple sauce
1 can of crushed pineapple with the juice
1 brick cream cheese
1 tub cool whip topping
1 large packet of jell-o vanilla pudding
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of sugar or splenda
2 cans of strawberry fruit pie filling ( you can substitute any fruit pie filling like cherry or blueberry)

Mix the cake mix with the eggs, juice from crushed pineapple and the apple sauce.  Then fold in the  pineapple into the batter.  Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 (or until set).  Allow cake to cool completely before proceeding.

Next beat your cream cheese and sugar until fluffy with an electric mixer.  Once fluffy, add the box of vanilla pudding and 2 cups of milk.  Beat until everything is mixed and smooth.  Then fold in 1/2 a tub of the cool whip topping to the pudding mixture.

When you are ready to assemble, cut your baked cake into chunks.  Start the trifle with a little bit of pudding at the bottom of the trifle bowl.  Next place a layer of cake followed by another layer of pudding filling and then a layer of fruit pie filling.  Then repeat until you end with some cake and top it with the other half of your cool whip topping.  You can garnish with a little more pie filling if you like.  

Serves a party.  Enjoy.

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  1. Oh yay! I recently got a trifle dish and have been wanting to make one, this recipe looks perfect!! :)

  2. I think trifles are just the perfect cool scoop of dessert in the summertime! This looks so delish!

  3. Looks so pretty! I haven't had a trifle in forever!

  4. Great dessert! Looks delicious! Never really seen pineapple in a trifle, but I love it so why not!

  5. That so beautiful! I unexpected that it uses only components that can be purchased in retail stores. It is very tempting!!!

  6. Oh - YUM! I love the ingredients! I know a TON of people who would go crazy for this one....

  7. What a great trifle! And such pretty colors! :D

  8. Trifle sometimes puts me in mind of the bad old days of English cooking LOL This looks good. I have never put pineapple in a trifle either but that is the fun thing about food we all modify to suit our own taste

  9. I love a great trifle! It's such a delicious dessert and the fruit you used is great for the summer!
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish

  10. My family loves trifles and so do I! They are so easy and beautiful when put together.

  11. I love love triffle dishes!! This one looks so good, I love how you used Pineapple too. So refreshing for the summer. =)

  12. Ooh la la! This is delicious!!!! A perfect dessert :-)


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