Saturday, December 19, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Strawberry Zinfandel Trifle



Its holiday party season...and you want something pretty (and easy) to present. Here is a gorgeous no-bake option. I saw this picture months ago on my friend Simone's blog and thought it would be perfect for December dessert rotation. This serves 10-12. Buon Appetito!

Strawberry Zinfandel Trifle
Prep and Cook Time: about 20 minutes, plus at least 1 hour to cool and 2 hours to chill.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups dry red Zinfandel
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 quart sliced strawberries
1 plain (or lemon-flavored pound cake) (1 lb.)
2 c. whipping cream
Several whole strawberries, rinsed



Directions
1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring wine and 1/3 cup sugar to a boil. Boil until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sliced strawberries. Let cool about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

2. Cut cake into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then into 1 1/2- by 2-inch pieces.

3. In a bowl, with a mixer on high, beat cream and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.

4. Arrange a third of the cake in the bottom of a 2 1/2- to 3-quart straight-sided glass dish. Spoon a third of the sliced berries and wine over the top. Spread about a third of the whipped cream over berries. Repeat layers twice, ending with cream.

5. Cover trifle loosely and chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Garnish with whole berries. Scoop down into layers to serve.


31 comments:

kilax said...

Oh yum. I love strawberries! Thanks for the recipe!

Poindexter said...

Oh My Goodness.

Matty said...

I have two left hands. But I sure wouldn't mind eating that. Looks delicious.

Blasé said...

"lemon flavored pound cake"?!.. a pound of it??

Oh My Goodness!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! That looks and sounds wonderful!

Secretia said...

I'll skip dinner if I can eat the whole thing, OK?

Erin said...

I love all things strawberry. This looks phenomenal. But I'm too tired to make it---today, anyway!

Liza said...

There's my Christmas dessert. Thanks!

Chic Mama said...

Mmmmmm- sounds lovely.

CatLadyLarew said...

Oh, yum! I've GOT to try this!

Herding Cats said...

My mom makes something similar to this but with orange liquor and raspberries. Alcohol + dessert combined? = love!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

That sounds amazing! And no-bake, right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

darsden said...

sounds yummy!

Merry Christmas and Have a Blessed New Year!

Crystal said...

This looks WONDERFUL!!! Wonder if a cooking-challenged person can obtain the same results? We'll say 'yes' since it's considered no-bake. :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Laura Trevey said...

I'll take one of those please!!
Happy Saturday to you ~~

xoxo

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum, sounds fantastic!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Ooo! And buy a pretty trifle dish. Merry Christmas to me . . .

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks sinfully delish!!! Is sinfully a word? not sure, but it should be.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sinful!

thatgalkiki said...

I think I just did one.

Whhhooooooooha.

Thank you!!!

Michael Rivers said...

Oh my goodness that looks great!!

Cee said...

That sounds so amazing...if I wasn't snowed in I would go get the stuff to make it right now!

otin said...

The second good recipe involving alcohol that I have seen.

Check out this, fudge made with Baileys

http://pat-aviewfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2009/12/drunken-fudge-and-frustrated-suzie.html

Kathleen said...

Now THAT sounds delicious!! And what a beautiful dessert! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Beth said...

Sounds amazing!

Little Ms Blogger said...

I cheat. Either I ask someone to bring dessert or I pick something up.

I finally come to the conclusion that a bakery is a gift from heaven.

Kato said...

Fabulous! It made my mouth water from the title onwards!

Simone said...

I loved the photo....thanks for finding the great recipe....DELISH :)

Big Boops said...

I'm making this asap! Thank you, I was in need of a fresh new yummy!

GunDiva said...

That sounds amazing! I'll have to have RockCrawlinChef make it for me.

Tsquared417 said...

That is one beautiful dessert I may have to make!! :)