Sunday, June 15, 2008

Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle


1/4 cup sugar, plus 1/3 cup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 store-bought pound cake (12 ounces), cut into 3/4-inch thick slices
1 bar reduced-fat cream cheese (8 ounces), room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups fresh blueberries (three 1/2-pint containers), rinsed and dried
3 cups (two 6-ounce containers) fresh raspberries


1. Make lemon syrup: In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let cool completely, then brush over both sides of cake slices. Brushing the cake slices with lemon syrup will infuse them with flavor and keep them moist. Quarter each slice.

2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar on high speed until lightened. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add heavy cream in a steady stream; continue beating until mixture is light and airy (mixture will be like a very soft whipped cream).

3. Arrange half the cake pieces in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Spoon half the cream-cheese mixture over cake in dollops; spread to sides of dish. Scatter half the blueberries and raspberries on top. Repeat layering with remaining cake, cream-cheese mixture, and berries, piling berries in the center.

4. Cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Serves: 6

**Thoughts~Try to make ahead so that it can refrigerate at least 6 hours or so. Also, I was able to get 3 layers out of the ingredients.**

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