Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vanilla Yogurt and Triple Berry Trifle

  • 2 package(s) (10 ounces each) frozen strawberries, thawed, strained, and juice reserved
  • 1 package(s) (12-ounce) frozen raspberries, thawed, strained, and juice reserved
  • 1 1/3 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 3 container(s) (16 ounces each) nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, such as Chobani
  • 40  ladyfingers
  • 2 tablespoon(s) orange liqueur (optional), such as Cointreau
  • 1 package(s) (16-ounce) frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together raspberry and strawberry juices with 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Boil until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and refrigerate until cool, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks; set aside. In a large bowl, combine yogurt and remaining 2/3 cup sugar. Fold in whipped cream.
  3. Break ladyfingers in half. Place half of them in a 2-quart glass bowl or trifle dish. Drizzle cookies with 1 tablespoon liqueur, if using, and dollop with one-third of yogurt mixture. Spoon half of berries over yogurt mixture, then drizzle 3 to 4 tablespoons thickened juices. Layer another one-third of yogurt mixture over berries, followed by a layer of remaining ladyfingers. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon liqueur and dollop with remaining yogurt mixture. Top with remaining berries and 3 to 4 more tablespoons thickened juice. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, before serving.
 I brought this to a dinner get together.  The recipe appealed to me because I wanted something a little lighter.  I did NOT use the liqueur when I made it.  I also substituted half of the blueberries with huckleberries we picked this summer up at Schweitzer.  People really seemed to enjoy this dish, plus the presentation was beautiful even though I didn't have a trifle dish.  This would easily serve 8-10 people. I got it from the Country Living magazine.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very decadent tasting dessert, even though Jessi prepared with very healthy ingredients! I actually chose the trifle over gooey brownies and I was happy I did so :).