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I hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend! The summer has unofficially started! I don’t know about you, but summer is my absolute favorite time of year. Long evenings, warm weather, outdoor entertaining, refreshing cocktails, and relaxing on the beach are just a few of my favorite summer past times.

Now that BBQ season is underway, I thought I would share an easy no bake dessert perfect for any party or event! This dessert is layered with delicious goodness and looks beautiful too. It only takes 15-20 minutes to make.

Here’s what you need…

Store bought whole angel food cake (You can find this in your supermarket bakery)

Package of vanilla instant pudding

2 cups of skim milk

Container of whipped topping (thawed)

1 quart of strawberries

2 pints of raspberries

2 pints of blueberries

Start by making your pudding. Just combine your milk and instant pudding mix in a bowl and whisk. Chill in the fridge to thicken. I used vanilla pudding, but lemon or cheesecake are also yummy options.

Wash and pat dry all your berries. Cut your strawberries into quarters. You can leave the blueberries and raspberries whole.

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Now it is time to layer…

In a trifle dish (you can also use a clear glass bowl or small glass cups for individual portions), layer the following mixture, berries, angel food cake torn into small 1in pieces, 3 heaping tablespoons of vanilla pudding, and a large dollop of whipped topping. Then repeat. Layer until your bowl is full. Make your last layer the fruit.

As you layer the pudding and whipped topping, be sure to use a spatula to evenly spread. You can use as little or as much fruit as you want in your fruit layers (just be sure to buy extra if you are going to go heavy on the fruit). I use a handful of each berry type. I’m meticulous about spreading the berries out and making sure some are nestled as close to the glass for viewing purposes. This makes the dessert even more beautiful.

I tear the angel food cake in to small 1in pieces and lightly smash them down for a little extra space. I use just enough to cover the layer.

When you get to your last fruit layer, be sure to add a little decorative flare. I created a little flower on top.

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If you are looking for a trifle dish, here is a great and inexpensive option from Bed Bath & Beyond for $14.99.


What is your favorite BBQ dish to pass? Cheers to backyard BBQs and summer fun! Have a wonderful week!


Amber J.

#dessert #BBQ

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