Thursday, December 18, 2008

Peach Trifle

This here is one of my most favorite desserts. It's from the Southern Cross Ranch cookbook, a place we stayed at last year in Madison, Georgia for our anniversary. I've made it a few times & it's just delicious!!!! I made it again last night for my place of work's potluck today. It's perfect for Christmas & the holidays to offset all the chocolate that goes 'round.


1 yellow cake, baked in a 9x13 dish
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup brandy
2 cups whipping cream, whipped with sugar & vanilla extract added
1 large pkg Instant Vanilla pudding, prepared
1 28oz can sliced peaches, drained

In a large trifle bowl or oval dish, start with a layer of cake. Using a brush, dab some brandy over the cake. Then spread a layer of jam followed by a layer of peaches & then pudding. Repeat & then top with whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

My Thoughts:

I like my cake layers a little thinner then how it comes out baked so I slice a little off & use the scraps to fill in some gaps if needed. I don't measure the jam but it comes out to half of a 16oz jar. You don't have to be perfect with the jam since it doesn't spread so easily.

For the whipping cream, I use an electric mixer to beat the cream until peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. FOLD in 1 tsp of vanilla & a bit of sugar for your preferred sweetness. Or you can buy store bought. As for the peaches, I slice them once more since they're still too thick for my liking. But that's personal preference.

Depending on the dish you use for this you may have leftover cake, pudding & cream. Although this is called a trifle dessert I almost prefer making it in a regular dish, more shallow & much wider than a trifle dish. As you can see from the pic, the view isn't all that perfect since I didn't get the jam all the way to the ends. No matter what you do or how you do it, the combined flavors make for a scrumptious dessert!

30 comments:

Lula! said...

This has GEORGIA written all over it. So you know it makes me happy. It's almost too pretty to eat.

Almost.

mommaof4wife2r said...

my thoughts...hello?! fabulous!!! yummy!

Carrie said...

I LOVE trifle! I have made about a billion different variations, but my favorite is almost exactly like this, but with Cream Sherry. Oh man. I'm pretty sure I need a drool cup just from thinking about this trifle!

Remember Rachel's trifle on Friends? Where the cookbook stuck together and she combined Shepherd's Pie and Trifle? "First there's a layer of ladyfingers, followed by a layer of jam, then beef sauteed with peas and onions..."

Everytime I think of Trifle I think of that episode!!

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Oh Yummy!!!!! I love peaches and whipped cream so there's no way I won't love this combo too.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh my you are killing me with this one!!

KDLOST said...

oooh such southern comfort... and delcious looking at that, y'all. i am a peach fan. hubby's not, but who knows he may be into something like this.

i need to just go through and print out all of your recipes already! :)

Kristina P. said...

This looks AMAZING!!!!

And I was going to say the same thing as Carrie up there! I always think of that Friends episode.

Jennifer said...

amazing as always!! :)

Kacey R. said...

I'm with Carrie & Kristina P. on this one. That Friend's episode is HILARIOUS and its the FIRST thing I think of when I hear "Trifle." LOL

Kacey R. said...

I'm with Carrie & Kristina P. on this one. That Friend's episode is HILARIOUS and its the FIRST thing I think of when I hear "Trifle." LOL

Pam said...

Must wipe drool off keyboard. This looks AMAZING!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Hi Munchkin Butt!

Rachel said...

I am sure it tastes just as good or better than it looks....YUMMY for my TUMMY!

Lump said...

trifle?? I've never heard of such a thing, but ohmygoodness it looks soooo good.

I may double the brandy though. ;)

~Marie~ said...

Looks yummy!!! And that is a good idea to offset the chocolate going around. I, myself, have almost devoured a half a bag of Lindt Snowman Truffles. They are only sold this time of the year and I love them!!!

LOL

Jen said...

Oooo, I really like this one. Oh pantry, could it be possible that you hold all of the stuff I need for this? Please????

Michelle said...

Oh Yum! I just used my trifle dish for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

I made one of those brownie, chocolate pudding, toffee trifles. It was a huge hit.

Ace C said...

Looks pretty good, but you used brandy. Some poor lady at your jobs gonna end up tipsy.

Nazarina A said...

Hi Stephanie,
I am in sunny south Florida for three weeks, got here this morning and it was a cool 76 degrees! Now on the other hand it is in the 80's and I feel like I am in a sauna!!Off to the Keyes tomorrow!
Your trifle looks indeed peachy and you right sometimes one get get so "chocolatetosed." I am sure everyone at your work cleaned out that bowl!
I said no blogging for a while but who can resist your creamy delight!

gingela5 said...

Looks delicious! I have always wanted to make a trifle for some reason! Might as well start NOW! :)

Ann said...

I wish I was near my kitchen (traveling...) you make me want to bake. Love the Christmas ideas.

Dropped by from SITS...
I'm having 2 new "gift-a-ways...yup 2! (Gift-a-ways are the giveaway like 40 is the new 30... :D) Stop on by!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks fabulous!

Yaya said...

Cool! I'm gonna make this for my hubby's bday!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

OMG, Steph, congrats on winning the cookbook holder!!!

Pumpkin Delight said...

The word trifle reminds me of that Friends' episode when Rachel decides to make an English trifle for Thanksgiving but her cookbook pages are stuck together so 1/2 of it IS trifle and the other half is meat pie. Of course, Joey enjoyed it. Funny stuff!!

Yours looks delicious!

Oh, PS, thanks for your concern, but when I meant "my world" I just meant our world, in general. I'd like to see changes for the better, but generally speaking, I'm OK. (Other than this lingering head cold) :)

Jessica said...

Yummmm!! Another one I must try! Have a Merry Christmas!

Coco said...

I need a trifle dish! Will buy one today, this will be perfect for the party we are attending tomorrow.

Life with Kaishon said...

This look scrumptious! Maybe I can make it for dessert on Christmas. I am having my family over, just like you. I am excited but also nervous...

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Looks fantastic! I make a blackberry trifle that sounds very similar. For the cake layers I use pound cake thinly sliced, but I'm going to try your version next time. I love how it's not as fat and calorie laden as many other desserts, but it's just as decadent!

Hula Hank said...

Again you are rocking my world!

I love triffle, but I have never ever had it with peaches!

Peaches are my favourite fruit. Peach pie, peach ice cream and now peach triffle.