Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Whimsy Dessert

Holiday desserts seem to take center stage every year. I love to make and give show-stopping desserts but they can stop you in your tracks if your holiday list is long and winding.

Fear not because a trifle is just the thing. The word trifle comes from the French term ‘trufle’ which means something whimsical and of little consequence. Trifles are easy and the whimsy can be your inner creative foodie running amok. The basic ingredients are cake, fruit and cream. Have fun and put flavors together to create your own whimsical showpiece dessert this holiday.

Black Forest Trifle
layers of chocolate, cherries and whipped topping

This recipe is for a 5 inch trifle bowl.

2 boxes Brownie mix
1/4 cup cherry liqueur, if desired
2 21 oz. Cherry pie filling
2 8oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
(you may have some brownies and whipped topping left over)

Prepare brownie mixes according to box. Cool and cut into bite size squares. Brush brownies with liqueur. Place half of the brownies at the bottom of a trifle bowl or large round clear bowl. Spread one can of pie filling over brownies. Spread 1 contain of whipped topping over pie filling. Place remaining brownies on whipped topping. Spread remaining pie filling and finish with whipped topping. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

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