Friday, July 3, 2009

Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle: The One In Which Martha Redeems Herself

I have to admit I was still holding a grudge over the Boston Cream Pie incident and planned to never visit Martha's site again. But I was lead there unknowingly when I clicked a link for this trifle. I'm a sucker for a pretty trifle and this really didn't look too difficult so I decided to let bygones be bygones and give it a try.
It was quite easy to put together, as most trifles are, and didn't take up three hours of my life. We loved the cream cheese fluff mixture, and brushing the pound cake with a lemon syrup gives it a nice little something extra.
Here's the recipe for ya.
1/4 plus 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
12 ounce pound cake, cut into 3/4 inch slices
8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups fresh blueberries
3 cups fresh raspberries
Make lemon sy
rup: In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water to
a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let cool completely, then brush over both sides
of cake slices. Quarter each slice.
With an electri
c mixer, beat cream cheese with remaining 1/3 cup sugar on high speed until lightened. With mixer on m
edium speed, gradually add heavy cream in a steady stream; contin
ue beating until mixture is light and airy (mixture will be like a very soft whipped cream).
Arrange half the
cake pieces in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Spoon half the cream-cheese mixture over cake in dollops;
spread to sides of dish. Scatter half the blueberries and raspberries on top. Repeat layering with r
emaining cake, cream-cheese mixture, and b
erries, piling berries in the center.
Cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least
1 hour and up to overnight.
Hope everyone has a great 4th of July!


♥peachkins♥ said...

Ooh this looks gorgeous and so perfect for 4th of July..

Donna-FFW said...

What a perfect choice for tomorrow. And I bet it is just delicious! It'll be the hit of the party.

chicamom85 said...

That looks good, I love making a trifle. I made a fun red, white and blue jello salad that turned out really pretty, will post it next week. Happy 4th of July and enjoy this yummy dessert.


Trish said...

I'd say that you made a GREAT 4th of July treat! Wow...beautiful...never mind Martha...yours looks super!

Kim said...

Love the sounds of cream cheese filling and lemon with the trifle. Sometimes Martha is crazy. Can you trust anyone who admits they've never tried cool whip? I bet this trifle goes quickly.

{Katie Lane} said...

That looks yummy! Enjoy it.

thatgirlblogs said...

really looks great, I'll be trying this one!

Monica H said...

Funny thing, now everytime I see boston cream pies, I think of you :-)

This dessert looks great and that first picture has me licking the screen!

Happy 4th!

Aunt Spicy said...

It's easy to let bygones be bygones with such a lovely dessert in front of you! Thanks for the review!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous! Happy 4th of July. I'm glad for the review, I was wondering if I should try this. :)

teresa said...

Oh this looks wonderful, delicious and so pretty!

The Redhead Riter said...

Very pretty.

Visiting from SITS. Happy 4th of July!

Krista said...

This looks pretty and delicious!

Happy 4th of July!

I have an award for you on my blog today.

Ingrid said...

LOL, I'm pretty ticked at Martha too. The first cupcake recipe I made out of her new cookbook shrunk after they came out looking absolutely perfect and were so dry.

I guess I'll need to make this trifle to get over it and let my disappointment go.

Happy 4th!

Finding Normal said...

Oh YUM! I really want to buy a trifle dish. But I'm a little afraid that my butt would expand!

Julie said...

Yes, it definitely causes butt expansion!

Anonymous said...

Delicious and beautiful trifle! Hope you are having a great 4th of July weekend!

Grace said...

i love trifles, especially three or four days after they're first made, when everything has merged together into one big glop of tastiness. very holiday-appropriate, too--nicely done!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh thank you so much for stopping by and welcoming me to SITS!

This looks delicious by the way. I'm a sucker for pretty desserts. No that's not true. I'm pretty much a sucker for dessert.

Happy 4th Weekend.

Transparent Mama said...

Looks beautiful and delicious. Thanks so much for the welcome to SITS.

J.J. said...

New to your blog!!! Those photos are gorgeous...makes me hungry...thanks goodness I have fresh strawberries and shortcake and whipped cream all prepared!!!!!

noble pig said...

I love a good trifle too. Beautiful.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ok we'll switch I'll send you mine and you send me this! Super yummy my dear. Everytime I stop by it's delish!

Katy ~ said...

Trifles are elegant and delicious! this looks wonderful.

Melody said...

Visually this is beautiful and I bet it tasted great! You gotta love fresh berries and real whipped cream. YUM!

Marta said...

hahaha I'm glad Martha redeemed herself!
I have to say, I pretty much trust Martha with my eyes closed... until she failed to provide me with a decent gingersnap recipe! I tried her recipe THREE times and it always came out horrible, finally I made one up myself. GRRRRRRR!!!!