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This Berry Trifle recipe is perfect for a healthy, Mother’s Day dessert, or for any special occasions when dessert must be enjoyed by all!

Mother’s Day is upon us once again and few things go better on a Mother’s Day brunch table than a beautiful berry trifle. It’s a simple yet elegant dessert that everyone will enjoy.

A delicious Berry Trifle sits ready to eat.

Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence. A proper English trifle is made with real egg custard poured over sponge cake soaked in fruit and sherry and topped with whipped cream. (source)

These days, trifles can be made much healthier. There are so many version out there, it can be hard to decide what type to make. But if healthier fare is what you’re after, than this version is delicious, light and satisfying.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 16 oz. package of strawberries
  • 12 oz. packages of blackberries (you can use raspberries instead or a mix of both)
  • 32 oz. plain, unsweetened and unflavored Greek yogurt
  • 4 cups of granola (try one of our recipes https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/?s=granola )
  • sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, sucanat, or coconut sugar)

An overhead view of this Berry Trifle Recipe

HOW TO MAKE A BERRY TRIFLE

  • If doing a brunch bar, arrange all of the ingredients in pretty bowls for everyone to choose from and build their own trifles. Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice width-wise. To build either small individual trifle cups or one large one, the following is how we built ours.

  • Going along the bottom edge of the cup(s), arrange the sliced strawberries so they stick to the bottom edge.

  • Next scoop 1.5 to 2 heaping tablespoons of the yogurt into the bottom of the cup.

  • Then sprinkle in 2 Tablespoons of granola and smooth it over to create an even layer covering the yogurt.

  • On top of the granola add more yogurt, enough to cover it well, then arrange some blackberries along the inside edge of the trifle cup, going all the way around.

  • In the center part you can use sliced strawberries to cover the empty space.

  • Next drizzle in or sprinkle your sweetener of choice over the fruit. The amount is according to taste.

  • Then scoop in more granola to cover the fruit and then more yogurt to cover the granola.

  • Continue to repeat these layers until you get to the top.

  • The last 2 layers should be yogurt and fresh fruit.

  • You can leave the top, and last layer, with just the fruit or if you’d like you can drizzle or sprinkle your sweetener of choice over the fruit.

Finished Berry Trifle.

NOTES & TIPS:

  • You can prepare this trifle in a normal size trifle bowl or turn it into a DIY trifle brunch bar and have everyone build their own in smaller bowls for a fun activity.
  • I used strawberries and blackberries but if you can find raspberries and blueberries too, they would be delicious options too. Have fun mixing up the berries you can find available.
  • If you’re making the trifle ahead of time you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours but do keep in mind that the granola will soften and the berries will also.

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BERRY TRIFLE RECIPE:

Berry Trifle Recipe

Berry Trifle Recipe

This Mother’s Day treat mom to a fun trifle brunch bar. You can use any berries you have available, a mix looks beautiful together.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 207kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. fresh strawberries
  • 12 oz. blackberries (or raspberries, or a mix of both)
  • 32 oz. plain Greek yogurt (unsweetened/unflavored)
  • 4 cups granola (try one of the recipes above!)
  • sweetener (whichever you like, to taste)

Instructions

  • If doing a brunch bar, arrange all of the ingredients in pretty bowls for everyone to choose from and build their own trifles.
    Berry Trifle bar setup from overhead.
  • Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice width-wise. To build either small individual trifle cups or one large one, the following is how I built mine.
    Sliced strawberries.
  • Going along the bottom edge of the cup(s), arrange the sliced strawberries so they stick to the bottom edge.
    Sliced strawberries arranged in the bottom of the trifle bowl.
  • Next scoop 1 1/2 to 2 heaping tablespoons of the yogurt into the bottom of the cup.
    Next layer of this Berry Trifle is yogurt.
  • Then sprinkle in 2 Tablespoons of granola and smooth it over to create an even layer covering the yogurt.
    Add a layer of granola.
  • On top of the granola add more yogurt, enough to cover it well, then arrange some blackberries along the inside edge of the trifle cup, going all the way around.
    More yogurt on top of the granola layer.
  • In the center part you can use sliced strawberries to cover the empty space.
    Fill in any spaces with berries.
  • Next drizzle in or sprinkle your sweetener of choice over the fruit. The amount is according to taste.
    Add sweetener.
  • Then scoop in more granola to cover the fruit and then more yogurt to cover the granola.
    Add more granola
  • Continue to repeat these layers until you get to the top.
    Repeat layers until done.
  • The last 2 layers should be yogurt and fresh fruit. You can leave the top, and last layer, with just the fruit or if you’d like you can drizzle or sprinkle your sweetener of choice over the fruit.
    Last layer should be fruit.

NOTES & TIPS:

  • *You can prepare this trifle in a normal size trifle bowl or turn it into a DIY trifle brunch bar and have everyone build their own in smaller bowls for a fun activity.
    Trifle bar setup.
  • ** We used strawberries and blackberries but if you can find raspberries and blueberries too, they would be delicious options too. Have fun mixing up the berries you can find available.
    A bowl of mixed berries.
  • *** If you’re making the trifle ahead of time you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours but do keep in mind that the granola will soften and the berries will also.
    The finished trifle.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. NOTE that this data does not include the granola! The data will change significantly based on the granola used.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love berries! This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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