Berry Fruit Trifle

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This berry trifle recipe is a classic in our family..and has been passed down between generations. I dare say it might be my Grandfather's favorite dessert as his eyes light up with just the thought of it. It is quite sweet, very rich and definitely a dessert to savor and share. This is a dessert recipe that will bring out ooohs and awwwww from all of your guests from all it's intricacies and colors. You can use your own favorite combination of berries or other fruit to make you own perfect combination that is both seasonal and representative of your own family tastes.

There is nothing quite like a fresh berry fruit trifle to showcase summers harvest. This berry fruit trifle dessert recipe can be made any time of the year and can vary depending on what fruit is available. This is a lovely dessert recipe to make when you have guests coming over, and one they won't soon forget. The berry fruit trifle dessert recipe in the photo makes perfect uses of the fresh strawberries, kiwi, and blueberries for a dessert recipe you will love.

There is quite a bit of preparation with this trifle dessert recipe, so you may want to make the cake a day ahead of time and refrigerate it. When you are ready to make the trifle dessert recipe, you can cut the cake and assemble the trifle. Depending on how much time you have and how much effort you want to put into this trifle dessert recipe, you can make all of the recipes from scratch or use store-bought ingredients for some of the steps. For example, you can either make the pound cake or use storebought, the custard can be made from scratch or bought, and the same goes for the whipped cream. Homemade whipped cream is always better homemade, but you want to be sure and properly prepare it, and use stabilizer, so it doesn't deflate when it comes to assembling this lovely dessert recipe. The trifle easy dessert calls for fresh blueberries, kiwis and fresh strawberries, but you can use whatever fresh fruit you have available and arrange it how you like best.

As is the case with any dessert recipe you make, using the best ingredients will impact your easy dessert recipe success. And this is especially true with this homemade trifle dessert recipe as it uses fresh strawberries, blueberries and kiwis, so you want to make sure and buy the best fruit that you can. Depending on where you live you may be able to get fresh fruit directly from the farmer, which is always a nice option. You might go to the farmers market with this homemade trifle dessert recipe in mind, and purchase the best fresh strawberries, and fruit that you can find. Fresh strawberries are always a good idea to purchase organic if you can find them as they are part of the EWG list of the Dirty 13, which means that they are heavily sprayed with pesticides when not organic. Kiwis, on the other hand, are part of the EWG's list of Clean 15 fruit and vegetables, which means that both organic and conventional are typically good options. Fresh blueberries are another fruit that is best to buy organic if possible, so you have the least amount of pesticide exposure.

If you aren't familiar with the EWG (Environmental Working Group site, you will want to take a look. The Clean 15 and Diry Dozen lists, are good references to look to when you are considering your options for fresh produce. These lists in no way should make you want to avoid non-organic produce altogether, as fruit and vegetables are always healthier choices than sugary and processed snacks. The lists are a good resource to help you make the best choices for you and your family, and knowing which produce is most heavily sprayed can help you to reduce your exposure to pesticides. It is always recommended to buy organic when possible, as that will help to reduce your exposure to pesticides. Buying organic also supports more environmentally friendly farming practices that help to minimize the soil erosion, protect water quality and wildlife.

Nutrition Facts of the Best Berry Trifle from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, eggs, cake flour, whipping cream, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, heavy cream, confectioners sugar, water, gelatin, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 14 servings without alcohol. Nutrition Fact: Per Serving: Calories 526, Total Fat 22.4g, Saturated Fat 12.8g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 193mg, Sodium 248mg, Potassium 191mg, Total Carb 75.2g, Dietary Fiber 1.9g, Sugars 50.5g, Protein 8.7g, Vitamin A 25% · Vitamin C 41%, Calcium 8% · Iron 12%

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