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No-Bake Challenge: Not to be trifled with!

August 1, 2011

This week’s recipe is brought to you by my Aunt Paula.  I first tried this dessert while visiting her a few years ago, and it was yummy.  Technically it’s not baking since it just involved mixing and layering prepared items, but since I’m the one who set myself the baking challenge, I’m just going to feel free to make up the rules as I go along.  I suppose if you wanted to bake you could make your own ladyfingers, but I suspect that’s not worth the trouble.  I’ve been meaning to try this recipe for quite a while, and given the kind of heat we’ve been having this past week, a cool and refreshing treat that didn’t involve heating up the oven seemed timely.  It is simple and delicious, plus it looks very pretty, so it’s a great dessert to make for company.  Thanks, Aunt Paula!

Aunt Paula’s English Trifle

3 packages ladyfingers
1 jar raspberry preserves
1 package frozen raspberries with syrup
1/2 package frozen whole raspberries
1 large instant vanilla pudding
1 large container Cool Whip
slivered almonds for top

Mix preserves, frozen raspberries (thawed) and frozen whole berries (thawed) together.  Layer the ladyfingers in the bowl, alternating with the raspberry mixture.  Continue layering until all the ladyfingers and all of the raspberry mixture have been used.  Mix the pudding according to the directions on the box.  Pour pudding over the layers, cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming, and refrigerate.  Before serving, top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with almonds.

Raspberry Trifle