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Fourth Filled Trifle

Fourth Filled Trifle

This Fourth Filled Trifle is filled red, white and blue and delicious decadent layers of happiness.

Part of what I love about Summer is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. This 4th of July weekend my friend is having a huge BBQ.  What do you bring to the party that has everything? DESSERT… I brought my Fourth Filled Trifle. It has everything that’s delicious and strawberries and blueberries too.

Fourth Filled Trifle

My girlfriend’s parties are one of the highlight of Summer. These get togethers allow us to retreat from our busy and sometime hectic lives and spend time with our friends. Friends who’ve known each other for decades, but that don’t always get to spend quality time with each other.

There’s always has tons of food and it’s always a great time. We eat, we catch up and get to see each others’ children.  It really is a wonderful time. But with such a grand list of entrees, I wasn’t sure exactly what I should bring. But some people don’t say no to dessert.

Then the questions was, what type of dessert. I was lucky enough to have a friend make a wonderful strawberry filled suggestion. And I do think I will make that dessert but since it’s the 4th of July, I’m going to go Red, White and Blue for dessert. I can’t remember the first time I had trifle but I know I thought it was the best dessert ever. Quick and extremely satisfying. How could it not be? Pound cake, pudding, fruit and whipped cream…what more could you ask for?

What’s Different

Now, I can’t all the credit here. The idea for this dessert came from a Taste of Home. I’ve made some minor changes to utilize what I have in the house. I’m going to use strawberries instead of raspberries and vanilla pudding instead of lemon pudding. The pudding is more so a personal preference since that’s how I originally had the dessert.

I am also using a springform pan to make my trifle. It works well if you are making this recipe to take to a party. Then you don’t have to worry about people dipping into a bowl or having enough individual cups to serve everyone at the party.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 large bowls
  • hand mixer
  • rubber spatula
  • trifle bowl or spring form pan

Fourth Filled Trifle

Fourth Filled Trifle

refrigerate2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, trifle
Servings: 8 serving
Author: El


  • 1 condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package pound cake

Optional garnish whipped cream and mint


    In a large bowl add condensed milk, milk and pudding mix ingredients for about 2 minutes.

    • In a separate bowl, squeeze some fresh lemon juice and add in strawberries and blueberries.  Toss fruit in lemon juice, then add white sugar and toss again. If want the free form trifle shown use a greased , otherwise you can use a trifle bowl or a tall clear bowl.
      Fourth Filled Trifle
    • Add one layer of cubed pound cake.Then a layer of blueberries. Then add a layer of pudding mix and spread gently. Add another layer of pound cake. Then a layer of strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
    • Before serving top with some whipped cream and a few extra strawberries and blueberries for garnish. I also like to add some fresh mint (I have tons in the garden).

    My trifle is still in the fridge but below is a mini trifle I made. Enjoy your friends and family this holiday and have a  HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!

    If you try this recipe, I’d love to know. Take a picture and tag #elskitchencomforts on instagram.



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