heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle

Who can resist fresh strawberries?  Especially at this time of the year, when they’re in season and bursting with that unique flavor that only fresh strawberries have!  Soooo delicious!  Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle satisfies your craving not one but two ways!  Layered with fresh strawberries and a delicious from scratch strawberry sauce!  Drizzled between layers of light, spongy Angel Food cake and whipped cream cheese, who can resist? Can you say YUM????

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle starts with two pints of yummy, flavorful strawberries.  One pint is sliced and layered with the other ingredients and the other is used for the deliciously fresh and sweet strawberry sauce.

heavenly fresh strawberry trifleWhen the first pint is sliced, set it aside.  When the second pint is sliced, place the sliced strawberries in a medium sauce pan along with granulated sugar and lemon juice.

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

In a pinch, you can use frozen strawberries for the sauce.  Just make sure that the strawberries are unsweetened.  Once the sauce has cooked down and thickened, set it aside to cool.  You may even want to transfer it to a heat resistance bowl and refrigerate the sauce for a little while.  It needs to be cool when you layer it with the other yummy ingredients for Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle.

In a medium to large mixing bowl, whip the softened cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy (about two to three minutes).

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Next, add the powdered sugar and mix until well incorporated.  Then add the whipped topping, the vanilla and mix well; set aside.

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Cube the Angel Food cake into approximately 1″ squares.

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Then begin to layer the ingredients for Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle…

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

If you want to make a pretty and distinctive layer for the strawberries, you can add them with the sliced side up against the side of the bowl in a pattern.  Or just let them go where they may, as shown below.

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Top Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle with the remaining strawberry sauce and a few crushed vanilla wafers…YUM!!

heavenly fresh strawberry trifle

Here’s the whole recipe!  I hope you enjoy!

Heavenly Fresh Strawberry Trifle

Fresh, cool & delicious!

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 pints fresh strawberries, stems removed & sliced
½ c. granulated sugar
2 t. lemon juice
¼ c. apple juice
1 T. corn starch
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. whipped topping
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1-12 oz. Angel Food cake
4 vanilla wafers, crushed

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine one pint of strawberries with granulated sugar and lemon juice. Over low/medium heat, cook and stir until strawberries begin to break down and liquid begins to boil. With a spoon or potato masher, crush the cooking strawberries. Reduce heat to low.
  2. In a small liquid measuring cup, combine apple juice and corn starch. Stir until well combined. Pour cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture and stir or whisk constantly. Sauce will begin to thicken quickly. Remove from heat once desired thickness has been reached. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whip cream cheese until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add powdered sugar and, with mixer on low, combine with cream cheese. Add the whipped topping and vanilla to cream cheese mixture and continue to mix until well combined; set aside.
  4. Cut Angel Food cake into small cubes and add enough cubes to cover the bottom of a trifle or other clear serving bowl. Top cake cubes with cooled strawberry sauce, a layer of sliced fresh strawberries and about a third of the cream cheese mixture. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cake cubes and strawberries. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers over the top of the trifle. Cover and chill for an hour or so before serving.
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