All American Trifle
This pretty trifle serves as decor and dessert. It is easy to make and beautiful to display.
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 store bought pound cake, cut into cubes
1-2 (16 oz.) packages strawberries, cut into quarters (cut 7 of the strawberries in half to display on the top of the trifle)
1 (6 oz.) package blackberries
2 (6 oz.) packages blueberries (reserve about 1/3 cup for the top of the trifle)
2 cups heavy cream, divided
1/2 cup sugar
1 package cream cheese, softened
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract, if desired
Mix cream cheese with sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, and 1/4 cup heavy cream until blended. In a separate bowl, whip remaining 1 3/4 cups heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until blended. Fold remaining cream to the cream cheese mixture.
To assemble, spread 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture evenly on the bottom of a trifle bowl. Top with 1/2 of the pound cake cubes. Then, place 1/2 of the quartered strawberries on the cake. Sprinkle 1/2 of the blackberries on top of the strawberries and then top with 1/2 of the blueberries. Then, spread the next 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture (1/2 of the remaining mixture) on top of the berries. Place remaining pound cake on the cream. Top with strawberries, then remaining blackberries and remaining blueberries. Spread remaining cream on top.
To make the flag, place blueberries together in a pile to form the blue section of the flag. Place the strawberry halves in lines to form the stripes of the flag.