Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

"Dress up" your table with this easy, yet fancy looking, fruit-laden dessert!

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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Extra Time: 1 hr
(up to 4 hrs, for refrigeration)

Yield: 12 x 1/2 cup servings

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 2 Anjou or Bosc USA pears, pared, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cup coarsely chopped strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp almond-flavored liqueur (optional) *
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 (9-inch) angel food cake (no oil), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cup low-fat vanilla or lemon flavored yogurt
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple *
  • 1/2 Anjou or Bosc USA pear, sliced (additional, for garnish)
  • 3 mint sprigs (for garnish)

Directions:

Toss pears in lemon juice. Toss strawberries in liqueur. Combine orange juice and honey, mix well.

Layer a deep 2 to 2 1/2-quart glass bowl in the following order: 1/3 of cake cubes sprinkled with 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup pear slices, 1 cup strawberries, and 1/2 cup pineapple; repeat. Layer remaining cake, sprinkle with remaining orange juice mixture and spread 1 cup yogurt over top.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. Garnish with pear slices and mint just before serving. Serve cold.

Variations:

* Ingredient substitutes, if desired:

1) 1/2 teaspoon almond extract may replace the almond-flavored liqueur

2) 1 cup canned pineapple (canned in natural juice), drained, may replace the fresh pineapple

Ingredient suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to USA Pears/Pear Bureau Northwest