Trifles are essentially a bit of custard, a spot of cake and a pile of fruit. The variations are limitless. The recipe I used to create the cover trifle will follow. Today, everyone’s a winner because the recipe is totally free. Plus the directions and template to make the Red, White & Blue Bunting table cloth are free as well. Click here!
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Cover Worthy Trifle
Three 4 oz boxes of instant pudding mix, french vanilla
Two pounds of strawberries
Two pounds of blueberries
Two tubs whipped topping, defrosted
Two packages of lady finger cookies
Wash all the fruit and allow it to dry completely.
Mix up the pudding following manufacturer’s directions. Let chill in fridge.
Slice the lady fingers in half width-wise.
Slice the strawberries from tip to top creating 1/4″ slices.
In a large glass bowl or trifle bowl, cover the bowl bottom with pudding. Carefully place halved lady fingers around the perimeter of the bowl, sticking into the pudding for support. Place lady fingers atop the pudding layer inside the bowl. Layer another section of pudding atop the lady fingers until the pudding level is slightly higher than the lady fingers, touching the outside of the bowl.
Cover the pudding with blueberries. Add a second row of blueberries atop the first. Layer lady fingers atop the blueberries then pudding atop the lady fingers, allow the pudding to fill the bowl, touching the outer glass.
Carefully place strawberries along the outside of the bowl. Place lady fingers behind the strawberries for support. Add more pudding atop the lady fingers, and then place a layer of strawberries over pudding. Cover that layer with pudding.
Fill the bowl nearly to the top with pudding and lady finger layers. Add the whipped topping to the top, then layers of blueberries and strawberries in circular rows on top. Add lady fingers to create a small poof of whipped topping. Artfully add strawberries and blueberries to the top.
Refrigerator up to 3 hours then serve.