Sunday, August 30, 2009

Strawberry Banana Trifle



I went to the park today with my kids and the air had that beautiful fall crispness to it that felt so good. I love summer, but I really love fall, so I'm welcoming it with open arms. However, I have loads of summer recipes from the previous months that I really want to share before it's too late!

I think trifles are fun. I love assembling them with their colorful and delicious layers that look so pretty when it's all put together. It's an impressive looking dessert that requires little effort, my favorite kind!

Strawberry Banana Trifle
Found in Taste of Home, Picnics, Potlucks and BBQs

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder (Jello)
1 cup cold water
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 3/4 cup cold milk
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
3 medium firm bananas, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 cups cubed angel food cake
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
additional strawberry and banana slices for garnish

Directions

1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and gelatin; stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in strawberries; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes, set aside. Toss bananas with lemon juice, drain and set aside.

3. Place half of the cake cubes in a trifle bowl or 3-qt serving bowl. Layer with half of the pudding, bananas, strawberry sauce and whipped cream. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with additional fruit if desired.

22 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks too good for words. I could dive into this face first!

Jenn said...

Looks really good. Those layers have my name written all over them. ;-D

Denise said...

This looks really delicious. I love trifles, too, they are so easy to put together and look impressive.

Debbie said...

Oh that just looks so good! I love the combo of bananas and strawberries....delicious!

Chow and Chatter said...

lovely you need to use Birds Custard powder next time for a British trifle lol

girlichef said...

It is totally my favorite time of year when you begin to feel the crispness of fall! I LOVE it :D And your trifle...drool! Looks amazing.

Kim said...

What a pretty presentation! It's hard to beat a strawberry-banana combination. I love it.

Cristine said...

Trifles are awesome! This one look delicious!

Ingrid said...

I'm with you! I love trifles too! Yours looks delish!
~ingrid

Erica said...

Oh my yum! This looks awesome. What a great dessert. I enjoy fall...but I <3 summer! I'm not sure I'm ready to let it go yet!

Palidor said...

Trifles are lots of fun and you can mix and match lots of different flavors. Strawberry and banana is one of my favorite combos!

Barbara Bakes said...

I never think to make a trifle. Yours look fantastic!

MaryBeth said...

OMG...this looks so good and wonderfully fresh

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love this!! Such a delicious treat and so pretty to look at!

Melody said...

Great flavor combination. It looks amazing! Happy almost fall!

burpandslurp said...

you should come over here. It's like 100 degrees here and everyone would REALLY appreciate that summer trifle you got there.

HoneyB said...

Looks yummy! I love the freshness of summer trifles!

the ungourmet said...

I've never made a trifle! It looks so yummy! I love the strawberry banana combo. :P

Lynn said...

This looks really good, and so pretty! I'll bet the pudding in there makes it super yummy ;)

Katy ~ said...

I use strawberries and banana in my trifle as well, and this has to be my five favorite recipes of all time. LOVE trifle! I haven't made it in ages because. I think I need trifle!

Elizabeth said...

I NEED to get a trifle bowl - this looks fab!

MaRiN said...

This sounds delicious and perfect for summer!