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Old 08-14-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question Fruit Trifle

Im not sure if this in the right part or not, but I have some questions about a trifile.

I am going to be making a trifile soon and I looked up a recipe and saw what you had to do. I know they are very simple to make but I just wanted to see what most people were doing with it.

Does anyone have any tips for making one? Whats good in it. Whats not.

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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A trifle is just layers of fruit with whipped cream or pudding or cut up cake or shortbread or cookies, etc.

Usually served in a glass dish so you can see the layers.

I usually make them in the summer with strawberries or mixed berries or peaches.

I start with cut up pound cake, layer on macerated fruit, then whipped cream, then more fruit and then whipped cream on the top. I think it works best when the heavier things (cake, pudding) are toward the bottom.

But trifles are definitely desserts that you can experiment with!
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A trifle is just layers of fruit with whipped cream or pudding or cut up cake or shortbread or cookies, etc.

Usually served in a glass dish so you can see the layers.

I usually make them in the summer with strawberries or mixed berries or peaches.

I start with cut up pound cake, layer on macerated fruit, then whipped cream, then more fruit and then whipped cream on the top. I think it works best when the heavier things (cake, pudding) are toward the bottom.

But trifles are definitely desserts that you can experiment with!
Thanks. I will just play around with it. I knew you had to put the cake at the bottom. And about the whipped cream. I will just see what fruits my grocery store has and play around with it. Thanks!
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It's really one of those desserts that it's hard to go wrong with.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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I made one last weekend, forgot to buy whipping cream and only had cool whip so I made a vanilla pudding and put that on top of the cake, then topped with a layer of nectarines,raspberries,strawberries and blueberries, and we just added some cool whip to each serving if it was wanted..My family loved the vanilla pudding as a layer.

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This is the recipe I use a lot! It's easy and wonderful.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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Wow I am getting hungry just thinking about this trifile!

I think I am just going to play around with the recipe and see what it comes out to be. I am going to try the pudding in the trifile for sure.

I hope my grandma likes the trifile I make her!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:48 PM   #8
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If you are a chocoholic, layer crumbled brownies between chocolate (or vanilla) pudding and sliced strawberries or raspberries (or *gasp* cherry pie filling). Keep on layering. Top it off with whipped cream, chopped nuts & chocolate curls.
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If you are a chocoholic, layer crumbled brownies between chocolate (or vanilla) pudding and sliced strawberries or raspberries (or *gasp* cherry pie filling). Keep on layering. Top it off with whipped cream, chopped nuts & chocolate curls.
Whatever you do don't even THINK about drizzling Kahlua over those brownies
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Whatever you do don't even THINK about drizzling Kahlua over those brownies
Ya know, I was gonna mention it... but didn't know if I should bring more calories into the recipe. (Great minds think alike ). There is another w coffee & chocolate ice cream, layered with pound cake (soaked in Kahlua? - have to go look), but it's more of a frozen tiramisu cake.

This is one of my favorites:

CSC - California Strawberry Commission+

Another way to change this one a bit, use lemon pudding mix w your strawberries.

Chocolate mousse mix (in place of chocolate pudding), is another idea for the brownie trifle. Have fun and experiment.
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