Well for LaPine this year over the 4th I made this for dessert and it turned out well and could be expanded well for a crowd. It was also fairly light which is nice when it is really warm outside. This is versatile because you could use any fruit really. I also made it in 13X9 pans in a single layer and it worked great for picnic fair.
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
- 1 loaf pound cake sliced, homemade or I used store bought frozen at LaPine
- 2 cups vanilla wafers
- 2 pints Strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 4 Tbs sugar, divided
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1 large box of vanilla pudding, prepared and chilled to set
Combine your strawberries with 2 Tbs sugar and set aside. Whip the cream to soft peaks and add remaining sugar then whip to stiff peaks. In your trifle dish you will make 2 full single layers in the following order.
Pound cake, Strawberries, Pudding, Vanilla Wafers, Whipped Cream
Layer together and I garnished with more sliced strawberries and mint. Make sure you can refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving.