Easy as can be, these layered cherry-blueberry trifles are a simple make-ahead dessert. We like to use fresh fruit when in season, but frozen (thawed) fruit is delicious and easy.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss cherries, blueberries and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Layer 2 ladyfingers, about 1/4 cup fruit mixture and 2 tablespoons yogurt in four 10- to 12-ounce tumblers or similar-size glasses. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers, fruit and yogurt. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 1 day. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon almonds just before serving.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Top with almonds just before serving.

Notes: For this recipe, we recommend using ladyfingers with a soft, sponge-cake texture found in the in-store bakery of most supermarkets. The crunchy Italian ladyfingers (sometimes found near specialty cookies) are too big to fit into individual serving dishes and won't soften as well.

Greek-style yogurt is made by removing the whey from cultured milk, which gives the yogurt an extra-thick and creamy texture. Look for it with other yogurt in large supermarkets.

Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 43.8g 14% DV; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 33.6g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 14.4mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 55.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.8mg 13% DV; folate 7.2mcg 2% DV; calcium 91.2mg 9% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 23.6mg 8% DV; potassium 184.6mg 5% DV; sodium 30.2mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 20g.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2013
This is not a real Trifle This is just another fruit and yoghurt dessert with biscuits added. Yoghurt just doesn't cut it. A trifle should have real cream custard or pudding mix and jelly as well as the fruit and the sponge biscuits. It falls short of a real trifle and because cherries are always expensive to buy in Australia I don't think i'd use them in a yoghurt dessert. I would use them in a real trifle that i'd serve at Christmas. That said I think this recipe looks delicious and I would love to eat it as I love cherries greek yoghurt and almonds. YUM! Pros: Easy & quick to prepare Cons: Not the real thing Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Diabetes appropriate? I don't think so.... Not with sugar and lady fingers! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Mmm these are so yummy and are an elegant dessert to serve company. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I made a 9 x 12 dish instead of individual cups. It needed more yogurt but was delicious. Read More