This is another recipe that my Grandma made for our family.
She finds the best recipes.
The original recipe called for canned cherry pie filling.
And that was how I had it the first time.
I was really wanting to do raspberries this time,
but couldn't find a single fresh raspberry anywhere.
So, I settled for strawberries, which wasn't too bad either!
I just made an envelope of junket to make it "pie filling" worthy.
So, go ahead and make it however way you would like!
But if anything...
I suggest you make it.
It will be worth it!
Strawberry Cheese Trifle
(The original name is Valentine Cherry Cheese Trifle)
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy whiping cream, whipped and sweetened
1 tsp almond extract
1 prepared angel food cake
* 2 21 oz cans cherry pie filling
* 2 pkg fresh strawberries & 1 envelope Junket
* 4 pkg fresh raspberries & 1 envelope Junket
* whichever fruit you decide on!
Grab your trifle bowl, go ahead and get it out of the hall closet
and get it dusted off, because you are going to need it!
(Oh wait, that's just me? oh, ok!)
First of all, make sure you make that whipped cream!
Also, if you are doing the junket method...make that ahead of time as well,
as it needs time to cool.
Take the prepared angel food cake and cut it into 1-inch pieces.
I TRIED to use the entire cake, but you will see that I shouldn't have.
Perhaps my trifle bowl is a little small?
I don't know, it just didn't all fit!
So, my suggestion?
Next, in a seperate bowl, combine the cream cheese and can of sweetened condensed milk
and beat until smooth.
Stir in the almond extract and then half of the prepared whipped cream.
Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over angel food cake pieces.
Top cream cheese mixture with half of the pie filling.
Now you are going to repeat those layers again!
The recipe calls to top the trifle bowl with the remaining whipped cream.
Uh, yeah...mine didn't fit!
I just did a dallop of whipped cream on each individual serving...
which was HUGE by the way!
It's fun and pretty and went perfect with the dinner I made for my in-laws.
Let me know if any of you try it with the raspberries.
I'm curious to know if I am going to have to make this one again.
And I say 'HAVE' to make it again with a smile on my face!