This strawberry praline trifle recipe is fun to make with layers of fresh strawberries, a praline filling combined with pudding and cool whip.
When I think of springtime desserts strawberries come to mind. We start to see them in the stores in March coming up from the south and later our own crops are ready for harvest.
Today I'm sharing a trifle made with fresh strawberries and pralines. It's nice looking and even better tasting dessert for spring.
Trifle seems to come in all shapes and sizes.
I found a nice inexpensive clear plastic bowl with flat sides for the trifle at Target.
They did have a couple of pretty traditional glass trifle bowls but I didn't want to spend $35 for something I wasn't sure I would use very often.
Next, I needed to come up with a layering scheme. I decided to use crushed cookies at the bottom. Remember Nilla wafer cookies? We use to eat them a lot when we were kids in school. Anyway, they are still on the shelves at the grocery store and make a great cookie crumble.
I couldn't decide between pudding or whipped topping so I used both.
The Praline recipe came from rosebakes.com. Her recipe was an easy one and did not require using a candy thermometer or the oven. I did not make actual pralines but a layer of praline filling and used chopped pecans instead of halves.
Also, I threw all the ingredients in at once but the filling turned out great and I would definitely use it again.
The top was the best part. Creating a pattern with the strawberries. You can add a few blueberries to give it a patriotic look too.
Strawberry Praline Trifle Adaptations:
- Change the layers.
- Change the fruit.
- Add a layer of graham crackers.
- You can use chopped up candy or cookies.
- Chocolate chips of any flavor.
- Add a little liquor or coffee to the whipped topping or pudding.
Overall a very fun and delicious dessert to get creative with and impress your, friends and family.
- 2 large pints of fresh strawberries
- 5 oz package of vanilla instant pudding, need 3 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounce bag of chopped pecans
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup of crush vanilla cookies
- 2 containers of whipped topping, 8 ounce
- Make pudding and place in refrigerater while you make the other layers.
- Make the praline layer by combining the cream, pecans, butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar and vanilla in a saucepan. Stir until everything has melted. Allow to come to a boil and continue stirring for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool while you cover a sheet pan with waxed or parchment paper.
- Pour praline mixture onto to the sheet pan and place in the freezer.
- Crush cookies and set into the bottom of your trifle bowl.
- Clean and slice berries reserving some of the best looking ones for the top.
- Add 1/2 of the pudding on top of the cookie layer.
- Add a nice layer of strawberries next about 1/2
- Add the rest of the pudding.
- Next add the 1st container of whipped topping.
- Then add all of the praline filling
- Next add 1/2 of the second container of whipped topping.
- Add another layer of strawberries.
- Add the remaining whipped topping and decorate the top with slices of strawberries in any pattern you choose.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g
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