My sister made this beautiful, luscious Blackberry Trifle dessert a little while back and sent photos to tempt me like she usually does, so I asked her if I could share them with you and she agreed! Lucky us! 🙂
It’s sure impressive looking! I wish I’d had the pleasure of partaking myself, but one thing’s for certain…I’ll be making this very soon! I think trifles are so gorgeous! There’s just something fun and so appealing about layering yummy things in a clear glass bowl. I want to take a big spoon to the photo and dig right in! If only.
With summer barbecues not far ahead, this would be the perfect item to bring! I’m sure it would disappear in a hurry!
In this decadent, yet refreshing recipe, blackberry and lime flavors are combined with graham crackers and a creamy filling. It doesn’t get better than that! Yum!
1/4 c. sugar
1 T grated lime zest + 1 c lime juice (8 limes) + 5 limes sliced (1/8 inch thick)
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 whole graham crackers broken in half
1 recipe sweetened whip cream (recipe below)
6 cups fresh blackberries
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
5 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
To make the sweetened whipped cream, measure cream, powdered sugar and vanilla into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with whisk attachment until peaks begin to form.
For the remaining part of the trifle, process sugar and lime zest in food processor until sugar turns bright green about 30 sec. Set aside 2 teaspoons lime sugar. Add cream cheese to remaining lime sugar and process until combined, about 30 sec. Add condensed milk and pudding mix and process until smooth about 30 sec. With processor running, add lime juice and vanilla and process until thoroughly combined, about 30 sec. Transfer custard to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hr.
To assemble: Shingle 12 cracker halves along bottom of dish. Then arrange half of lime slices upright around edge of dish so you can see them displayed. Then spread 1 ½ c custard over the cracker halves followed by 2 cups whipped cream. Sprinkle 5 cups blackberries in even layer of the whipped cream.
Shingle 11 cracker halves over the blackberries along the edge of trifle and place remaining one cracker half in center. Then arrange remaining lime slices upright around dish. Spread remaining custard over cracker halves followed by remaining 2 c whipped cream, then cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.
Just before serving, arrange remaining 1 cup blackberries in center of trifle and sprinkle top of trifle with reserved lime sugar.
My sister said this layered confection is completely irresistible and that she will be making it time and time again. I can’t wait to give it a try myself!
Enjoy this beautiful creation! It’s almost too pretty to eat! Almost. 🙂