Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oreo Cheesecake Trifles (Throwback Thursdays)

Original 2012 Photo
I am doing something a little different this Throwback Thursday.  I actually made this dessert back in February 2012 for the blog, but I never posted it because I disliked the photos. I had been blogging for a year by this point so I was more critical of my photos.  I actually made an icebox cake rather than a trifle originally so the picture you see to the side is the icebox cake with the same ingredients in the trifle.   It tasted great, but the photos were not the best.  I realize, even now, that it is very hard to photograph black and white desserts that are cold and in glass due to condensation. So I am not thrilled with the new photos as much, but they are better than my original photos.    I decided to make three different sizes for the trifle.  The small dessert shot (my new obsession) shown above, the individual trifle below and the full party size trifle at the bottom of the post.  I made these desserts the night before a party and could not take my photos until the next day.  So I warned my husband and kids that they were not to touch any of the desserts.   Of course they were all dying to eat these and the kids were literally pacing back and forth while I took my photos.  They loved each and every bite... so I am glad the dessert was worth the wait. :)

1 package of Oreo cookies (about 36 Oreos)
1 large box (5.1oz) of instant vanilla  or two (3.4oz) boxes prepared per instructions
1 (8oz) brick of cream at room temperature
2 (8oz) tubs Cool Whip


Whip cream cheese until smooth with electric mixer.  Then add the instant pudding and milk to make pudding and mix with cream cheese.  Fold in 1 tub of whipped topping.

Crush Oreo cookies in food processor (leave a few for garnish).    To make trifles, layer cookie and custard mixture alternately.   I suggest making the Oreo layer thinner and the custard layer more because it will balance better in flavor. Finish with whipped topping.

You can make three different sizes with these trifles (shot glass, individual serving and large party size trifle bowl).

 If you decide to make the larger trifle, leave some whole Oreo cookies to put a layer of Oreos in the middle of the trifle and garnish with whole Oreos.   Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight before serving. Enjoy.

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  1. I am not a big fan of oreos but I came here to have a closer look at the square glasses,that photo looks stunning!!

  2. May I have a spoon please ? I can dig these yummy layers at one time, "YUMMY" pictures :)

  3. Those look extremely once you start you won't be able to stop. Sounds absolutely amazing, great job!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. That looks really yummy.I want it rite now:)

  5. LOVE oreos!!!! I think your new photos are great! Especially the one right below the original photo, yum!

  6. I would be pacing back and forth waiting to eat one, too! These are lovely!

  7. My sweet tooth would be very, very with this one!

  8. Looks sooooooooooo inviting !

  9. Oh man! I am on a diet and what I wouldn't give to dive into one of those trifle's. I am going to bookmark this for a later date when I have met my goal.

  10. I'm so glad you decided to post it now though Ramona - these photos are gorgeous! Plus Oreos are amazing and I could dive right into this trifle. :D


  11. Mmm, my teeth are aching for this - I need it :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Looks wonderful. Cannot believe they waited a whole night. I don't know if I could have controlled myself.

  13. This is so irresistible for big Oreo fans! Love the cheesecake and Oreo only makes it better!

  14. I am in love with this dessert and love the idea of three different sizing options. The minis would work well on a dessert table. Forgive me for taking so long to comment it's been hectic around here.

  15. do v have to cook the instant pudding with the milk first or just have to mix these two and then add in tbe creamcheese mixture? pls mention, how many persons it can serve comfortably? thanx

  16. I whipped the cream cheese until smooth first... then added the pudding powder and milk. As far as servings go it depends how you dish it up. I gave examples of three versions (shooters, mini individual trifles and a large trifle bowl). You can probably get about 20 shooters, 20 servings from the big trifle bowl. Probably 10-12 if you did the mini trifle bowls.

  17. I have visited first time on your blog and I found so many recipes of delicious dishes. I had a great experience with your website. I will definitely try your recipe of Oreo Cheesecake Trifles.


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