Thursday, May 26, 2011

Foodie Friday - Cherry Cheese Trifle

It's been awhile since I've cooked something up for Foodie Friday, but I thought I would share an easy dessert that's perfect for potlucks and gatherings.

I believe I posted about our Sunday School gatherings of several of us for dinners and devotions held in each other's homes. Last weekend we met at one of the homes and it was my turn to bring dessert. There were six of us gathered around the table for delightful food and conversation. The hostess had prepared a wonderful meal of Greek Chicken, rolls, and green beans. We started out with the salad course....and ended with.....

....Cherry Cheese Trifle. The recipe came from a Cooking with Paula Dean magazine several years ago. I've made it a number of times and it's easy and always delicious.

Since there were only six of us, there was enough left over to take to the office for a Monday treat. Believe me, I brought my bowl back home all but licked clean.


1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1/2 teaspoon almond extact (I used vanilla this time and it was an excellent substitute)
1 (13 oz.) prepared angel food cake
2 (21 oz.) cans cherry pie filling
Additional cherry pie filling (I used a brand that had "extra" cherries and just put a bit aside)
sliced almonds

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese & sweetened condinsed milk. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in 1/2 of whipped topping and almond extract, set aside. Tear angel food cake into 1 inch pieces. Place 1/3 of cake pieces into bottom of a trifle bowl. Spoon 1/3 of cream cheese filling over cake, and top with 1/3 of pie filling. Repeat layers twice more. Spread remaining whipped topping over top of trifle, sealing to edges. Garnish with additional pie filling and sliced almonds if desired.

I'm headed over to see what everyone else is cooking up over at "Designs by Gollum" for Foodie Friday -- be sure to check out all this week's tasty temptations.

See ya!


  1. I could eat this right now for breakfast :) Yummy!

  2. This looks so good. I make trifle, but I use whipped cream mixed with vanilla pudding. This would be a wonderful change. I'm dieting right now, but with the holiday weekend I will have to cook some "good stuff" too. I may try doing this with fat free and light ingredients. It won't be as good, but it may still feel like a treat!

    I still can't comment in my normal way. I am not happy about it!

  3. Dinner's at 6:00; "bring it on"!!

  4. that sounds and looks like a wonderful recipe. I belong to a recipe club at work and this would be the great the next go around! thanks for sharing. xo marlis

  5. Sounds wonderful and really easy. Yum!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday.

  6. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm going to make it for Memorial Day. Cherry Kay

  7. What a lovely blog. I've never seen a template like yours. Just beautiful.

  8. Hi lovely lady. I would like some right now sweet lady. I hope you have a Great Memorial Day.

  9. I just copy this recipe Martha! This sounds so good and perfect for get togethers!

  10. Wow, this cherry trifle looks beautiful and delicious. And sure it is easy to make. Really a perfect dish to bring for party or potluck! Thank you for sharing.

    By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. This sounds scrumptious. I'm printing this out and sending my daughter a copy, too!