Fresh Peach and Blackberry Trifle

I just love Sundays when I can spend all day in the kitchen trying out new recipes.  Now that it’s summer, our neighborhood produce stand is up and running, and this week they had their fresh Fredericksburg peaches.  Yay!  I wait all year long for these, and when they finally arrive, it’s time to pull out all the stops and…BRING ON THE PEACH DESSERTS!!

This trifle is not only pretty, but really delicious.  It’s perfect for a large crowd or to take to a potluck.  Leave your diets at home…you won’t be sorry! 🙂

Fresh Peach and Blackberry Trifle

Fresh Peach and Blackberry Trifle

Fresh Peach and Blackberry Trifle

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup plus ⅔ cup sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pre-made angel food cake or pound cake
  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cups heavy cream (room temperature)
  • 3 cups fresh peaches
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries

Preparation:

In small saucepan, heat lemon juice, ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water over medium high heat.  Stir until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and stir in almond extract.

Cut cake into 1 inch slices, brush both sides with the lemon/sugar liquid, then cut into 1 inch squares.

Beat cream cheese and remaining ⅔ cup sugar with mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Slowly add in the cream, beating constantly, until mixture is smooth and the consistency of whipped cream.

Cut peaches into small pieces and combine with blackberries.  In a trifle bowl, lay about ⅓ of the cake squares on bottom, followed by ⅓ of the fruit, then ⅓ of the cream mixture.  Continue these layers ending with fruit on top.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

Liz’s Tidbits:

  • Try this with any combination of fruit you desire.  Try strawberries and blueberries for the 4th of July!  🙂

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