This is a low fat version of the traditional English Trifle. Great for summer entertaining as it is best prepared ahead of time. The custard takes the longest time to prepare but unlike pre-packaged foods you know exactly what is in it.
Prep Time 16minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour16minutes
1smallangel food cake(buy or make your own)
4cupsfresh seasonal and/or frozen fruit,halfed strawberries or any other berries, sliced bananas, kiwi,
1/4cupsugar free berry preserves(optional if you are using fresh fruit)
4cupsGuilt Free Custard(recipe follows)
Additional fresh fruit, and slivered almonds for garnish
Cut cake into 2-inch-thick slices and cut slices into rectangles or strips.
If you are using fresh fruit, you can either mash up a cup to generate some juices and spread that or some jam on your cake strips. Frozen fruit will generate lots of juice as they melt.
Arrange half the cake, jam-side up, in the bottom of a 12-cup serving bowl. If you use a glass bowl or trifle bowl you get extra points for presentation. I have used square glass vases in the past.
Arrange half the fruit over the cake layer and spoon half the custard over the fruit.
Repeat with remaining cake, fruit and custard. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. You can make this ahead and let it sit in the fridge overnight or until you are ready to surprise mom.
Just before serving, arrange fresh fruit decoratively in the center and sprinkle with the almonds.