Berries and Cream Smooth Trifle
1½ cups cold milk
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla pudding
¼ cup Gran Marnier™ or other orange liqueur or orange juice
2 cups heavy cream, whipped and divided
1 10.75-ounce pound cake, cut into 3/4-inch squares
1 cup (8-ounce package) fresh strawberries, sliced and divided
1¼ cup (6-ounce package) fresh raspberries, divided
¾ cup (4.4-ounce package) fresh blueberries, divided
4 kiwi fruit, sliced and divided
Additional fruit for garnish, optional
In a large bowl, combine milk, pudding mix and liqueur; mix well. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in 1 cup of whipped cream.
To assemble trifle, place half of the cake cubes in the bottom of a 4-quart trifle bowl or other deep clear glass serving bowl. Top with 2 cups of pudding mixture. Layer with half of each fruit. Repeat layers with remaining cake, pudding mixture and fruit.
Garnish with remaining whipped cream and additional fruit, if desired. Chill thoroughly before serving.
Notes: Make this with whatever is fresh and on sale, in whatever colors you want it to be or flavors your family likes. Use French Vanilla pudding. Try Blackberries, they’re available now and love the orange-flavored blend.