Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2010

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 1/4 cups halved pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen cherries
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries or thawed and drained frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 16 ladyfingers (see Note)
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (see Note)
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (see Tip)


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  1. 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.
  • 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 information

  • Per serving: 236 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 44 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 14 mg cholesterol; 34 g sugars; 20 g added sugars; 56 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 91 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 30 mg sodium; 185 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrates, 1 fat

Reviews 4

August 12, 2013
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By: glenda1958
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
June 25, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I made a 9 x 12 dish instead of individual cups. It needed more yogurt, but was delicious.
May 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Mmm, these are so yummy and are an elegant dessert to serve company. Thanks!
May 26, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Diabetes appropriate ? I don't think so .... Not with sugar and lady fingers !