Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Blueberries

Oh, the lush berries that spring forth during the summer!
Don't you just love the harvest of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries?
Mmm. . . such sweetness can be found in these little treasures.
Rasberries are by far my favorite berry during the summertime.
How about you, sweet friends of mine, what is your favorite berry?

Last week I made a blueberry trifle 
since the blueberries in our grocery store were perfectly ripe.
To be honest, my husband, son, and I aren't crazy about these little blue berries,
but the trifle recipe sounded delicious so I decided to give it a go.




Here is the recipe, dear friends.

Ingredients:
1 angel food cake mix - baked as directed on package
{or buy a premade one at the store}

Blueberry Filling
3 cups blueberries
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup cold water -divided use

Cheesecake Filling
16 ounces light cream cheese or a litte less depending on your taste preference,
 softened to room temperature
⅓ cup heavy cream
⅓ cup milk
⅔ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream For Topping
1½ cups heavy cream
½ cup powdered sugar




Make the angel food cake according to package directions.
Cool and tear into pieces.

To make the blueberry filling:
Add ¼ cup water to a pan with the blueberries and sugar. 
Bring to a boil. 
Cook for about 3 minutes. 
Stir the remaining water and cornstarch together. 
Stir into the blueberry mixture and stir until thickened. 
Cool.

To make the cheesecake filling:
Add the cream cheese, heavy cream and milk to a mixer bowl. 
Beat on medium speed until combined. 
Add the sugar and vanilla.

To assemble the trifle:
Put the angel food pieces in a large bowl. 
Add the cheesecake filling and mix carefully until it is combined with the cake. 
Add half of the cake to your trifle bowl
{as you can see I used parfait glasses instead of a bowl}.
Add half of the blueberry filling.
Top with the remaining cake mixture.
Add the remaining blueberries.
Top with the whipped cream.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

I highly recommend chilling the trifle overnight or for at least 8 hours.
I tried the trifle after chilling if for about 4 hours and it was okay.
I tried it the next day and it tasted 10 times better.
The cheesecake mixture had time to settle which I think made a big difference.




Now my husband really doesn't like blueberries,
but I managed to get him to try the trifle.
Guess what?
He actually enjoyed it and said it tasted like a delicious cheesecake {{smiles}}
If you are not a blueberry lover than I think you could 
use raspberries or strawberries in place of the blueberries.




Enjoy, my lovelies!
And have a splendid weekend.

{{ hugs }}


56 comments:

Manu said...

Stephanie, these summer desserts are so wonderful and full of colors!
I bet they're delicious too.
Have a nice day

Sylvia said...

That really looks good, but I am one also that doesn't care for blueberries. I do eat them at times but only because they are good for you. I prefer strawberries!

mamasmercantile said...

It looks amazing. I am a great fan of trifle, so will definitely be giving it a try.

magnoliasntea said...

Looks delicious! And we LOVE a good trifle. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Have a lovely day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love trifle and I must say yours looks delicious!
Have a wonderful weekend Stephanie :)

Lisa said...

These look so delicious! And really pretty!

Dani Jeanne said...

That looks beautiful and delicious, Stephanie! My family visits Michigan every summer and we always go blueberry picking when we are there and take home as many beautiful, juicy, ripe berries as we can. After tasting freshly picked berries, the ones from the grocery store never really measure up.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Home Meadows said...

This sounds really good and a great way to enjoy the blueberry season. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a great day. Heather

Simply Linda said...

Y.u.m.m.y. Thanks Stephanie for sharing the recipe. smiles

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

What a yummy looking recipe, Stephanie! And if it tastes as good as it looks I'm gonna try it - especially if it tastes like cheesecake the next day! Thanks for sharing - pinning!

Tamago said...

I love berries, especially strawberries and blueberries! Your trifle looks soooo yummy! The cheesecake filling makes my mouth water :-)
Have a wonderful day xoxo

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yum! Any dessert involving berries married with cheesecake is for me! It is hard to choose a favorite berry. :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You and I both share a love of raspberries as our favorite, my friend, but I do love strawberries and blackberries, too. Blueberries are not my favorite raw, but I love them in baked goods and desserts (I guess sugar always helps!!). Your little trifles are just so pretty, and I know, bursting with berry flavor. I'm so glad that your hubby enjoyed the dessert! Love and hugs!

Sandi said...

YUM! You inspired me, so I'm having blueberries right now!

Creations By Cindy said...

Stephanie thanks so much for the recipe. My husband loves blueberries. I like them frozen and like to eat them as a snack. Happy Day to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Shoregirl said...

Sounds and looks delicious!
My favorite berries are black raspberries!
I finally got around to planting some bushes this year, can't wait till they produce and I can make black raspberry pie!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Oh Stephanie, your recipe looks wonderful! I think blueberries are just perfect in it. We Finns love blueberries because they are so tasty and because they are so good for the health. :)
Thank you for sharing this lovely post. Hugs and blessings!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

My husband LOVES cheesecake, so I know he would be thrilled if I served this for dessert! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Looks delicious Stephanie and so pretty served in the parfaits! Blessings to you sweet Friend!

sarah said...

So divine! You almost make me wish for summer :-)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Strawberries then blueberries are my favourite berries. I'm going to pick blueberries next week and I'll keep your trifle in mind.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh yuuuuuum! We just picked blueberries last weekend. I made a pie and a few salads this week and ATE a boat load lol

Jill said...

We love blueberries so I will have to give this recipe a try it looks delicious!!

Blessings,
Jill

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Blueberries are favorite fruit of mine, although the rest of my family prefers strawberries. I wonder if I could combine both? Your trifle sounds absolutely amazing, a lovely dessert in the heat of summer! And of course, your pictures that accompany your recipe make me want a blueberry trifle now! Hope you are enjoying a lovely summer afternoon :)

Miss Michelle said...

Those look soooo yummy! Strawberries are my very favorite berries, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at some tasty blueberries. ;) I'll have to make this recipe. Blueberries are my Dad's favorite. ^_^

{hugs}
Michelle ^_^
Delightful Handwork

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, oh this looks so delicious and pretty in the tall dessert glasses. I'm not real big on blueberries either but I would try this too and possibly with strawberries. Love all your beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
Blessings, xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It makes a pretty dessert and I would enjoy a berry mixture :)
warmly,
deb

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Sounds and looks divine.

Sandy said...

Looks delicious and your pictures are "picture perfect"!
Sandy xx

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your trifles look so delectable! We have a local u-pick blueberry farm and I hope to go this weekend. Delicious and healthy, full of antioxidants, so glad your family liked your recipe too. :)

Thanks for sharing it with us Stephanie!

Margie said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, Stephanie! My family loves blueberries so this is right up our alley.

I also enjoyed seeing your stacked teacups in the background. Hee!

Mari said...

Oh my - those are so pretty and I know they taste wonderful!
I like raspberries best too, but any berry is good with me!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Oh yummy! We love blueberries and I'll have to try this recipe. I bet you could do raspberries or strawberries and it would taste just as yummy.
Perfect Summer treat!
Thinking of you...
Amy

God's Grace Overflows said...

Oh yummy! We love blueberries and I'll have to try this recipe. I bet you could do raspberries or strawberries and it would taste just as yummy.
Perfect Summer treat!
Thinking of you...
Amy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Oh, how yummy! It looks divine. I pretty sure it taste divine as well. Thank you dear friend for the recipe. Have a wonderful weekend. xx Jo

Sarah A. said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE each and every ingredient featured here, and the presentation is beautiful. I will definitely keep this one in mind for sometime soon. Blueberries have been on sale and in excellent condition and flavor here as well. :) And as always, I love your photography...that tea cart is soooo pretty. Methinks I recognize several of the cups on it! The one on the far bottom left of the last photo looks stunning (not that the others don't...they do!) but that one is unique from others that I've seen. Thank you for sharing this amazing dessert and more sweet pictures with us all today! Love you!

Rozen en vlinders said...

I know this is so very nice -I love it!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie...these blueberry trifles look wonderfully impressive! I love the layers and oh! The colour of the blueberries...just gorgeous! They say one starts eating with their eyes first...and I think that is very true! I love beautiful desserts! {{Smiles}}
I will absolutely be trying this sometime...I am not mad about blueberries either but love blueberry muffins...my favourite berry is a strawberry but blackberries are also divine! Now and then I can get my hands on some blackberries and make jam...utterly too delicious for words!
Enjoy these lovely summer days...thinking of you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Summer treats par excellence, my friend! Nothing like ripe berries to leave us with images in the 5 senses. Enjoy it!

Anna said...

Yummy !!!!!
Can I have one, please ?
Have a delicious weekend !
Hug
Anna

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love blueberries and I have a trifle bowl! This sounds like a refreshing dessert. Who cares about the high calories? :-)

Christine said...

A sweet dessert though I'm the only one in our home who enjoys blueberries! Your parfait glasses are pretty to display the desert so well - looks delicious and scrumptious!
Enjoy your weekend!

Mimi said...

Dearest Stephanie, this looks lavish and lush! We adore blueberries, and eat them by the handful here. I make a similar trifle with greek yoghurt, muesli and the blueberries and we eat it for breakfast! It's always a joy to visit you. Love, Mimi xxx

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm always late to the party, haha! My mother used to make trifle in a big glass bowl for our Christmas dessert every year. She liked a coffee-flavored one best, although she did use strawberries sometimes. Your presentation in those tall glasses is beautiful! Magazine-worthy.
My favorite berries are raspberries by far. Then strawberries, then blueberries. Blackberries are last as they're not sweet enough for me :)
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend. xo Deborah
ps if you're on Instagram, my latest post is your sweet little fabric basket filled with lipsticks and lip pencils. (I don't necessarily recommend Instagram. I just joined, but it is another pretty distraction that can eat up your time!)

Mindy Whipple said...

I love blueberries (all berries!) and this looks like an amazing way to eat them. I loved how you served it too - so pretty.

living from glory to glory said...

Okay, that spam explains why you had so many comments!
But the blueberries are so good this time of the year! I froze a whole bunch for smoothies! I also did Pin this idea... Yummy, thanks!
Hugs, Rox xo

Debbie Harris said...

How did I mess this post! Wow those look and sound devine, Stephanie.
The blueberries have been so good right now and great in my crunch cereal.
Love you~~

Debbie Harris said...

Oops! Miss this post. Ha!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so pretty and sound delicious! These would be so nice for guests, too - thank you for sharing, sweet Stephanie! Hugs xo K

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness this sounds delicious, would be great to make for the kids when they come over, I wonder if I could use frozen blueberries, I just bought a 3 pound bag of them :)
Have a terrific weekend!

Vee said...

Oh that looks so good. Unlike your husband and son, blueberries are my favorite berries so it was quite shocking to learn that I am not supposed to eat them on an alkaline diet. Shoot! I even have a patch in my front garden and, believe me, I have been having some.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

That looks and sounds delicious Stephanie, I'll have to give it a try.

Wandering Wren said...

Oh you are lucky being in the middle of summer fruits season, our blueberries are sooo expensive here. Your pudding looks fabulous. We had a brunch last weekend and I asked everyone to bring a punnet of different summer fruits. We had a laugh when we all admitted that the summer fruits were too expensive at the mo, that none us was normally buying, so they were a treat to eat! I look forward to trying your recipe when it's summer :)
Have a great week Stephanie
Wren s

Jody and Stan said...

I love blueberries! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! Happy Sunday! ♥
Hugs, Jody

Lowcarb team member said...

This looks a very nice recipe.

I love to eat blueberries with a few raspberries and double (heavy) cream ...

All the best Jan

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, who does not LOVE fresh blueberries, and what a beautiful and delicious-looking dessert. And of course, it's always something that is a joy to share with friends! Hugs!

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