Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Boozy Peach Melba Trifle

I absolutely love Christmas parties. Work parties, friend parties, family parties; the more Christmas parties the better, in my opinion.
My husband's company Christmas party was a pot luck celebration at his new boss's house this year. My husband signed us up to bring dessert and I immediately thought of this trifle. It's so incredibly easy to make, yet it's always an impressive treat.
Unfortunately, the husband contracted pink eye a few days before his Christmas party, so we had to stay home. I was bummed because I really wanted to whip up a trifle. However, my disappointment did not last long, as only a week or 2 later it was time for my work Christmas party, which was also a potluck affair at my boss's house. We have a few pregnant teachers this year, so I warned them to steer clear of this sweet treat (though I did bring two additional, non-alcoholic desserts with me), but the rest of the staff swiftly spooned this up.

This recipe calls for canned peaches, but it would be wonderful with fresh peaches in the summer.

Boozy Peach Melba Trifle
Source: my mom
Printable Recipe

One can sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ cups cold water
1 (4 serving size) instant pudding – vanilla or cheesecake.
2 cups whipping cream, whipped, OR one large container Cool Whip
¼ cup plus one Tablespoon Kahlua
1 prepared angel food or pound cake, cut or torn into small pieces
1 (29 oz can sliced peaches, drained
½ cup raspberry preserves

In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and water. Add pudding mix and beat well. Chill five minutes. Fold in the whipped cream/Cool Whip and one Tablespoon Kahlua.

Place half the cake cubes in a 3 to 4 qt. serving dish. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons Kahlua, and layer with half the peach slices, ½ cup preserves, and half the pudding mixture.

Repeat layers with the remaining cake, sherry, peach slices and pudding. Garnish with additional preserves and sliced almonds, if desired. Chill for at least an hour before serving. This can also be the night before, which allows the flavors to really meld and intensify.

Do not serve to pregnant people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what I was looking for, thanks


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