Cranberry Trifle Squares

Imagine layers of cranberries, sweet whipped cream, pound cake, sugar cookies and almonds. This is a dessert to love!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups water
1
bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
1/4
cup sugar
1
package (10.75 ounces) frozen pound cake loaf, thawed and cut into 10 slices
1
cup crushed sugar cookies
1/3
cup sliced almonds

  • 1 Mix 2 cups sugar and the water in 2-quart saucepan. heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 10 minutes. Stir in cranberries; reduce heat to medium-high. Cook uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until all the cranberries have popped. Stir in almond extract; cool.
  • 2 Beat whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar in chilled large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff.
  • 3 Arrange cake slices in bottom of rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches, cutting slices if neccessary to cover bottom of dish. Spoon cranberry sauce over cake. Sprinkle with sugar cookies. Spread whipped cream over sugar cookies. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4 Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This great make-ahead dessert is perfect for busy lifestyles. Just cover the dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours before serving.

Want to enjoy this dessert year-round? Stock up on fresh cranberries when they’re on sale in the fall and winter, and store refrigerated or frozen. Refrigerate these tart red berries for up to 2 months or freeze up to a year.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
215 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24 g
24 %
(Saturated Fat
12 g,
12 %
),
Cholesterol
80 mg
80 %;
Sodium
95 mg
95 %;
Total Carbohydrate
64 g
64 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.