Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Red, White & Blue Trifle

In honor of Election Day, I'm posting a patriotic dessert recipe this week. No matter how our local and national voting turns out, at least we can have something sweet tonight.
And don't forget ~~ Voting is no trifling matter!

Red, White & Blue Trifle

1 3-oz box of blue berry and strawberry Jello
2 cups boiling water, 1 cup of cold
2 cups cold milk
2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz each)
1 carton Lite Cool Whip (8 oz) thawed, and divided in half
1 pint fresh blueberries {Thawed frozen is good too}
1 quart strawberries, stemmed & quartered {Frozen works}
A bought or pre-made angel food cake (about 8 inches) cut in 1-inch cubes

In two small bowls, mix each Jello flavor with 1 cup boiling water. Stir 1/2 cup cold water into each. Pour these into an ungreased 9-in. square pan. Refrigerate until set (about an hour).
In a larger bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes until soft-set. Fold in 2 cups Cool Whip. Set aside 1/4 cup of blueberries and 1/2 cup strawberries for garnish.
Cut Jello mold into 1-inch cubes. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or any kind of nice serving dish, layer in the strawberry Jello, half the cake cubes, the remaining blueberries and half of the pudding mix.
Top with blue Jello and remaining cake cubes, strawberries and pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved berries and Cool Whip. A nice sprig of mint looks nice on top.
This isn't too bad on the calories and fat content, so enjoy with a good heart!


Anonymous said...

Almost too pretty to eat. Not. this is a great treat. Does not do well in cast iron, gets runny and hard to eat except with straw.

Terri Tiffany said...

Why do I always check your blog first?? BEFORE I have eaten??
It looks wondeful! I bought a dish to make one years ago and never have--maybe I should.

Kathryn Magendie said...


I'm laughing at Oren's comment ..haw!

Debbie said...

YUM! Could you bring that over? Say 2:00?

Small Footprints said...

That looks SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD! And ... not bad on calories and fat?? Yeah ... the perfect food!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Small Footprints

Anonymous said...

Yummy, yummy. It's not even 8:30 a.m. here and I am ready for dessert! Loving all the recipes you post.

Happy Voting Day!

Janna Qualman said...

Mmm, I'd certainly take a big helping of that right now!

Embee said...

An awesome dessert for an election results party....

Maria said...

Yum, yum, yum! Great idea...happy voting and eating! Maria

Lori said...

Damn, that looks good!

Voted already, and glad to have gotten up waaaaay early!

Me, Myself & I said...

Whoa Nelly!!! Aren't you just the Martha Stewartist today?!! And, YEAH, What Lori up der said, Dayyyyummm!! Eating rabbit food right this moment but all the sudden feelin' like puttin' a little patriotic on my hips! And LMAO at Oren...what a clown!!!

Melissa Marsh said...

That looks absolutely divine!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oren, I bet your good wife will make it for ya!

Aww, Terri, thanks! Now, go fill up that lonely bowl with something patriotic, delicious and not too unhealthy! :)

*Grinning* at ya, Kat.

Debbie, I'll be there, but will be a bit after 2:00. (Helping few friends/family get to the polls first.)

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're so very welcome, Small. (Thanks for the soap tips on your blog yesterday.)

Ang, same to you!

Me and you both, Janna. Yum

Embee, you're right. Let me know if you try making it.

And ditto to you, Maria!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Lori. I waited till the "before work" crowd had come and gone.

MMI (formerly known as PW): Haven't ya heard the saying? "Patriotism past the lips never lands on the hips!" LOLLLLL

Melissa, Why thank you, Lovey.

Rachel Burton said...

That looks gorgeous! Yummy.

Anonymous said...

SaaHWEEETS!! Yummers! Thanks, angie!

Anonymous said...

No trifling post, that! My goodness, can you say "decadent?" That looks so much more appetizing than leftover Halloween candy. ~ Deb

avtcoach said...

I think I would have to work all day getting mine to look that good! Was a very creative post for election day!! I am blogging while watching the results..reading lots of posts on the election and the common thread is that everyone is proud they voted!

Anonymous said...

I haven't had this dessert in years but it is so elegant and fun. I love berries of any kind.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Rachel, besides being pretty, I like that it's not too bad for you.

Kimmirich, you're welcome. And don't forget to send me info. about your book!

You're right Deb...unless it's a bowl of those orange and black peanut buttery gooey candies you can only get during Halloween!

AVT, I thought the same thing about the thrust of the voting posts today. Thanks or stopping in!

I'm a berry lover too, jy. Good thing I live where they are plentiful most of the year. :)

colbymarshall said...

Yum! Happy election day!

The Brain Twinkey said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! Throw a Twinkie on top and you have a meal!



Angie Ledbetter said...

Brain, I've seen a few recipes for the trifle that actually do use Twinkies instead of angel food cake. :)

The Paper Whisperer said...

U gots it allll wrong...still da Paper Whisperer, but also MMI (always and 4 ever), BUT, please call me Bim (ac 4 beautiful irish mess, donned on me by gweat, gweat fwiend!!!) A cajun girl that u would just loves, loves, loves and I jes might bring her w/me for cup o joe at the garden of Eden, otherwise known as Angie's digs!!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Okay, PW/BIM, come on down, and bring ya Cajun pal wit ya. I'll fix ya both up with a bottomless cuppa joe and some REAL eats. :)

Cooking and the City said...

yum! looks devine, love the bowl :-)

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