This salad would be PERFECT for a barbecue or summer gathering. It’s sweet, bright and citrusy with a hint of vanilla. Yum!!
*Note – Double of triple this recipe for a party or potluck.
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
juice of ½ an orange
1 tsp vanilla extract or caviar from one vanilla bean
1 pint strawberries; quartered
1 pint blueberries
1 lb green grapes, halved
1 lb red grapes, halved
Combine sugar, ½ cup of water, orange juice and vanilla bean in a small saucepan and stir to until sugar dissolves.
Bring mixture to a boil then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened. Allow mixture to cool.
Prepare fruit in a large bowl, pour cooled syrup over fruit, stir and chill until ready to serve.
(Originally posted May 28, 2016)
2 (3.4 oz) packages instant cheesecake flavored pudding mix
4 cups milk
Pre-made pound cake – cut or torn into bite-sized pieces
1 lb strawberries
2 containers blueberries
1 container blackberries
12 oz Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
** you can sub the cheesecake pudding for anything – white chocolate or french vanilla would be yummy too
Combine milk & pudding mix using your mixer according to package instructions.
Spread cake pieces into the bottom of the trifle dish – about half the cake.
Top with about 1/2 of the prepared pudding.
Top pudding with about 1/2 cup of each kind of berry.
Top berries with about other half of the Cool Whip.
Layer other half of cake, rest of pudding, remaining Cool Whip and decorate the top layer with strawberries, blueberries & blackberries.
Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours, until ready to serve.