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Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

May/June 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I made a 9 x 12 dish instead of individual cups. It needed more yogurt, but was delicious. "
Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 236 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 14 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 20 g added sugars; 9 g protein; 3 g fiber; 30 mg sodium; 183 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 carbohydrates (other), 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Dessert
Publication
May/June 2010
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