Sunday, April 14, 2013

Springtime Trifles

Its springtime and around here a few wonderful cooks (not me) make special trifles on Sunday.

This happy pumpkin trifle was made by 2 wonderful churchwomen and given to me on St Patricks day because it was a very special occasion.

It was delicious.  I doled it out for a week.

And just when I finished it, there was a lemon trifle waiting for me at church!


Have you got a favorite trifle  ?


  1. Oh my gosh, they look wonderful, and I have never made one! Going to have to look them up today!

  2. All the goodies in your photos look delicious. I think you may be confusing two of my favorite sweets - truffles which are small balls of chocolate & cream and trifle which is layered pudding or custard, whipped cream & cake chunks or even brownies. I made a pumpkin trifle at Thanksgiving. It had chunks of gingerbread layered with pumpkin custard. At Christmas I made eggnog trifle with eggnog pudding and yellow cake. Sometimes I throw in a layer of diced up candy bars, nuts or coconut. I actually think trifles are so easy & fun to make that I started collecting recipes several years ago and have been thinking about starting a blog for trifle lovers and to introduce trifle to those who do have never experienced this heavenly creation.
    I love trifles because you can bale a cake mix, a couple of boxes of instant pudding & cool whip (I use real homemade ingredients for special occasions). layer it all in the morning & by dinner time you have a wonder indulgent gooey mess to devour. I finally Found a reasonable priced trifle bowl at Home Goods & now I just love that I can see all the pretty layers through the glass. I believe that trifle originated in England. The original is usually pound cake, pastry cream, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. If calories did not exist, I could exist happily on both trifles &truffles. Now that you have given me the inspiration I needed I think I will go buy some fresh strawberries, make a pound cake and tomorrow night after dinner will surprise my family with the first trifle of Spring.

  3. Yummy!!!!!! I like a kalhua chocolate brownie trifle....... :)

  4. I have never had a trifle or trifled with anything or anyone....REALLY!!!

  5. My favorite is a Pumpkin Trifle made with gingerbread and topped with crushed gingersnap cookies, YUM! Paula Deen had the recipe a few years back. I also take leftover chocolate cake or brownies and whip up a quick one with some homemade chocolate pudding and fresh whipped cream. Hmmmm...I do believe there are some brownies left over from the Farmer's Market out in the freezer... :)

  6. Mmmm ... the lemon looks really good. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin!

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  7. i love that the church ladies give you such great snacks! yay!