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Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry TrifleThis fruit laden dessert is easy to put together and can be made in minutes.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pared, cored, and thinly sliced Anjou or Bosc pears
2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
1/2 teaspoon almond extract* (optional)
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 of a (9-inch) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups vanilla or lemon yogurt (can use low-fat, if desired)
1 cup diced fresh pineapple or canned pineapple

Garnish: Pear slices and mint sprigs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Toss pears in lemon juice and strawberries in extract or liqueur.
  2. Combine orange juice and honey, mix well.
  3. Layer a deep 2 to 2 1/2-quart glass bowl in the following order: 1/3 of cake sprinkled with 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup pear slices, 1 cup strawberries, and 1/2 cup pineapple; repeat.
  4. Layer remaining cake, sprinkle with remaining orange juice mixture and spread 1 cup yogurt over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving.
  5. Garnish with pear slices and mint just before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

*2 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur may be substituted.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of U.S.A. Pears.