Tropical Trifle

For an easy dessert that serves a crowd, you can't go wrong with trifle. Mix it up with the variation below and enjoy it your way.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

2
cups milk
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
round angel food cake (16 oz), cut into 1-inch cubes
2
tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
1
can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits, well drained
2
kiwifruit, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
ripe mango, seed removed, peeled and cut into cubes
2
cups fresh strawberries, cut in half
1/4
cup shredded or flaked coconut

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat milk and pudding mix with wire whisk 2 minutes. Stir in orange peel. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 In 3 1/2-quart trifle bowl, place half of cake cubes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the liqueur. Spoon 1 cup of the pudding over cake. Layer with pineapple, kiwifruit and remaining cake cubes. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon liqueur. Spoon remaining pudding over cake. Layer with mango and strawberries. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • 3 Sprinkle coconut in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until light brown. Cool completely; cover and set aside.
  • 4 Just before serving, sprinkle trifle with toasted coconut. Spoon down to bottom of dish to scoop out servings.

Expert Tips

This dessert is delicious served with fresh whipped cream.

To remove seed and peel from mango, use a sharp knife to make a cut through one side of mango, sliding knife next to seed. Repeat on other side of seed, making 2 large pieces. Make cuts in crosshatch fashion through flesh just to peel; bend peel back and carefully slide knife between peel and flesh to separate. Discard peel; cut flesh into cubes.

Recipe Variation Banana-Raspberry-Orange Trifle: Substitute sliced bananas (sprinkled with lemon juice), fresh raspberries and canned mandarin orange segments for the pineapple, mango and strawberries. Experiment to come up with your favorite combination!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cup)
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
45g
45%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.