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Lemon-Ginger Trifle with Apricots

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Dive in to a serve-yourself dessert full of cake, lemony-ginger custard and fresh fruit.
Updated May 18, 2016
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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons margarine or spread
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups Cool Whip fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (from 8-ounce container)
  • 8 cups 1-inch cubes angel food cake
  • 6 large apricots, thinly sliced


  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, margarine and gingerroot. Press plastic wrap or waxed paper onto surface. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until chilled.
  • 2
    In large bowl, gently stir sugar mixture into whipped topping.
  • 3
    In large clear glass bowl, place one-third of the cake cubes. Spread one-third of the lemon mixture over cake cubes. Top with one-third of the apricots. Repeat twice. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours but no longer than 8 hours.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can use 1 can (16 ounces) apricot halves in juice, well drained and sliced, for the fresh apricots.
  • tip 2
    Bake a foolproof Betty Crocker® angel food cake mix to use in this recipe. Cut half of a baked cake into 1-inch cubes for this recipe.
  • tip 3
    Purchased or homemade angel food cakes work well in this recipe. A 7-inch loaf yields about 6 cups cake cubes; a 7 1/2-inch ring yields about 11 cups.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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