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Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

15 Prep Time
n/a Cook Time
6 Servings
This fruit-filled dessert is easy to put together and can be made in minutes. USA Pears are available nearly year-round - they're a perfect accompaniment to strawberries, tangy pineapple, and fluffy angel food cake.
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pared, cored, and thinly sliced Anjou or Bosc USA Pears
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur OR ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ 9-inch angel food cake, cut to 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cups vanilla or lemon yogurt
  • 1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple, drained
  • Pear slices, to garnish
  • Mint sprigs, to garnish
DIRECTIONS

Toss pears in lemon juice and strawberries in liqueur. Combine orange juice and honey, mix well. Layer a deep 2 to 2 ½-quart glass bowl in the following order: a third of the cake cubes sprinkled with 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup pear slices, 1 cup strawberries, and ½ cup pineapple; repeat. Layer remaining cake, sprinkle with remaining orange juice mixture and spread 1 cup yogurt over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving. Garnish with pear slices and mint just before serving.

 

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