Easy Raspberry Lemon Trifle

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I made this gorgeous and incredibly easy raspberry and lemon trifle for the Easter dinner with our family. A good friend passed this recipe along to me a few years ago and it's now my go-to spring and summer dessert when I have to feed a crowd. Over the years, as the girls have entered our lives, I've made some shortcuts. But seeing as everyone cleaned their plates last night, I would have to say the taste is just as good as the from scratch version. And it took me no more than 15 minutes to make this beautiful dessert start to finish, can't beat that!

Recipe (Adapted from Bon Apetit here)
1 store bought frozen pound cake, thawed
2 jars Trader Joe's lemon curd
4 half pink baskets of raspberries
2 cups heavy whipping cream
9 Tbsp. Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur
Mint to garnish (I forgot this)

Combine 2 baskets raspberries and 1/4 cup sugar in bowl. Mash berries coarsely with fork. Let stand until juices form, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Cut cake crosswise into 8 pieces. Cut each piece into 3 strips. Line bottom of 3-quart trifle bowl with 8 cake strips, trimming to fit. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons Limoncello; spread with 1/3 cup curd, then half of mashed berries. Repeat layering. Top with remaining cake, Limoncello , and curd. Cover; chill overnight.

Beat cream and 3 tablespoons sugar in bowl until peaks form; spread over trifle. Mound remaining berries in center and garnish with mint if desired. 

Note: If you don't want to use Limencello follow the link to the original recipe for instructions on making a lemon simple syrup.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just found you through a friend's FB page (she "liked" you). Such a fun blog! The trifle looks amazing, as does the individual berry pies, yum.

BTW, I too am a proud Navy wife and a CA resident.

Looking forward to future posts,
Tami C.