Saturday, June 25, 2011

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle

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Shortbread is the perfect little treat; it's light, flaky and buttery.  It tastes great by itself, but even better when you layer it with some sweetened cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, jello and fresh strawberries.  Repeat the layers and you have a dessert that's simple to prepare, tastes delicious and looks beautiful.  Perfect to take to all those summer picnics!


Ingredients are as follows:

Shortbread:
1 C butter, softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
2 C flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Layers:
4 small boxes of (sugar-free) strawberry jello
4 C boiling water

16 ounces (low-fat) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
16 ounces (fat-free) frozen whipped topping (cool whip)

1 pint fresh strawberries, diced


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet.

Mix together the boiling water and jello; stir until dissolved.  Place in the fridge to start setting up (you don't want it to set up completely).


Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, flour and salt.


Spread evenly onto prepared cookie sheet.


Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown; set aside to cool.


Cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.



Fold in the frozen whipped topping (cool whip); set aside.


Take the cooled shortbread and break it into crumbs.


Place a layer of crumbs into the bottom of a trifle bowl.


Spread an even layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the crumbs.  Add an even layer of jello.  Then a layer of strawberries.


Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are gone. Place in the fridge    to allow the jello to finish setting up; about an hour.

  
Spoon some out and enjoy!

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95 comments:

  1. Yum! I love these summer goodies! http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

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  2. That looks so delicious Lisa! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us! Following you from VoiceBoks!~Lisa
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  3. This sounds wonderful!!! I have a few strawberries lovers in my family who would flip for this!! visiting from VoiceBoks!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I'm sure it is delicious, but it LOOKS pretty too!

    Sadie, via vB weekend
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  5. That looks amazing and delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I'm visiting from VB, and I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wao! That looks delicious & perfect!!! I´m definitely going to try it

    See you around, your new friend from VoiceBoks
    Lolo

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  7. That looks so good. I don't really cook much, so if you could send me one in the mail, I would be your friend forever :)

    Stopping by VoiceBoks!

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  8. Yum!!! I knew you could do more with strawberries:) Thanks for the recipe and hope to see more in the future. Glad you joined voiceBoks.
    have a Great awesOme Day!!!
    Barbara
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  9. Mmm, I love a good Trifle and this looks really delicious!

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  10. Why would you spoon some out, can't I just sit with the whole bowl and dig in? It looks so awesome!

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  11. just beautiful! Looks so yummy ~ Great job.

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  12. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  13. I love trifle and this one looks delicious! Every single layer of it is something that I know I would love. Looks great and is perfect for entertaining. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/06/sweet-indulgences-sunday-10.html

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  14. Looks & sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Pat

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  15. Oooh!!! I am offically tempted! Yummo!!!!!!!!! Saying hey from Voiceboks!

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  16. What a perfect "Canada Day" dessert!!! Thank you!

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  17. Lisa,
    This looks awesome! Strawberry Shortcake is one of our favorites! This is going on my summer "To Do" List!

    Thanks for linking it up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

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  18. What a perfect summer dessert! It looks so yummy!
    Beautiful pics.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  19. This looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the receipe & can't wait to try it. Loving you Blog Title! Just became your latest follower and hope you "flour" me to!

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  20. YUM this looks soooo good! i love trifles ~ so pretty and delicious!

    thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my freezer meals ~ i really appreciate it! i think you would love even doing just a few at a time ~ they end up being some great time (and money) savers!

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  21. Wow, this looks good! Perfect dessert for a summer party! Yummy!

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  22. I love strawberry that looks so fresh

    farida
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  23. Great summer dessert! I'd love for you to share the recipe on my Fourth of July dessert linky at CajunSugarPie.com!

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  24. Excellent photo! I think I'm about to drool. Yum!

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  25. Oh my word!!! My mouth started watering when I read the title! I'm going to FB and Tweet this. :)

    Thank you for sharing this at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.

    Anna
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  26. This looks so yummy! Thanks so much for liking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
    Crystal
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  27. It looks incredible. I wonder if I can transport it easily to a pot luck.

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  28. What a yummy looking and sounding treat!! Perfect dish to bring on the 4th!

    XO Lindsay

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  29. Oh this looks heavenly for a summer dessert!

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  30. Delicious! I think I'll layer in some blueberries and make it for the Fourth!

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  32. This looks amazing! perfect for summer!

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  33. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post! :)

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  35. We have a few parties to attend over the next couple of days. I've been looking for some new recipes to try ~ this will first on the list! Thanks for sharing.

    Jo

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  36. This is such a pretty dessert! Well done!

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  38. That looks so yummy.
    Thank you for the recipe.
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  39. Oh, this just looks and sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

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  40. That looks like a giant cheesecake in a bowl. What a wonderful creation!

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  41. Looks wonderful, thanks for the recipe:)

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  42. yum that looks delicious. I am making a trifle for the fourth also.

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  43. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday! Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your recipe next Tuesday! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  44. OK!...I'll take several spoonfuls!!..
    man-O-man,that looks soooo good!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  45. looks so yummy love strawberries and yummy desserts like this come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  46. This looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for summer! I am your newest follower and I woud love it if you would follow back! Have a great 4th!

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  47. Hang on I've got a bowl I'm just looking for a spoon. Your Trifle looks delicious, Oh, I just wish I could have some right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon! Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  48. This looks heavenly! I'm pretty sure I could eat the entire thing myself.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

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  49. That looks wonderful! Definitely will have to try it :)

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  50. This looks amazing!!! I will definetely be making it this summer! Stopping by from LBR foodie friday!

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  51. I am making THIS to take Sunday to our home fellowship dinner and I am SURE I will get a standing ovation and a great big AWARD...this looks awesome but simple to make.
    Thanks so much...
    xo bj

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  52. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this perfect summer treat with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  53. Before I forget, I wanted to say your blog title is SO cute! This trifle looooks so yummy right now! Thanks for sharing! Adding it to my recipe book.

    I found you via TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. My post is two after yours. I'm your newest follower and would love if you would follow me back.

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  54. LOVE THIS! Love your blog! Love love LOVE! I'm a new follower and would also love if you would follow me back!

    Jennifer
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  55. Hi, this is my favourite recipe from the latest Sweets on a Saturday. What a brilliant take on strawberry shortbread, I love it! Trifle is the Cinderella of desserts, so it's nice to see it getting glammed up and taken out to party.

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  56. Mmmmm, this sounds do delicious! Easy and so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it! Over from Melt in Your Mouth Monday and I'm your newest follower! Have a Happy 4th!

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  58. YUM! this looks amazing! I am featuring this recipe on my blog tomorrow, so feel free to come check it out and grab a featured button if you would like! Happy 4th!
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  59. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than strawberry shortbread! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

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  60. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  61. yep- I sure am going to invite you to my next party This looks mouth watering ! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Hope to see you this week!

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  62. I think this recipe sounds so delicious -what a fantastic idea to use shortbread in a trifle. It would give it such a lovely flavour and texture. The trifle looks so pretty too. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

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  63. WOW, ~wipes off mouth~ now that's a fabulous recipe!! Thank you soo much for linking up your creation at our Picnic/Fingers Foods party link! It's sure to be a huge hit.

    ~Angie

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  64. What a gorgeous trifle. It's almost too pretty to eat, almost. Thanks for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  65. THis is such a beautiful trifle with great flavor combo's! Thanks so much for being such a consistent contributor to Fresh Food Friday. Your recipes are always, always so mouth-watering! I can't wait to read about your Blackberry dumplings that you so kindly shared today! Have a great weekend!!!!!

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  66. I love that you used Shortbread in this! So glad you linked it up to "Made it on Monday". ;)

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  67. So pretty to look at and with shortbread and strawberries, it must by so tasty too. :-) Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts.

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  68. Linked in from So Sweet Sunday... and can I just say, YUM! This sounds wonderful! What a great summer dessert! :)

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  69. So pretty! It looks delicious!

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  70. Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "STRAWBERRIES"... your recipe was thee most CLICKED... and will be featured tomorrow... Stop by and pick up a button if you wish or just come by and say hello!

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  71. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

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  72. Wow! Absolutely yum and pretty too!

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  73. We loooove trifles around here! Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

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  74. Hopping late from VB. This recipe is so amazing. I just keep scrolling back to the picture. So impressed how good this looks.

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  75. If this tastes as good as it looks, I can't wait to try it!
    Love the step by step instructions. Thanks!

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  76. Looks so good! Perfect end of summer treat.

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  77. I am so making this next weekend when my DD and her fiance are visiting ~ besides, I have this affinity for jell-o :)

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  78. My mouth is watering just looking at this. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Hope to see you again next week :)

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  79. Look so yummy!! Want to try this soon....& found you via Church Supper event.

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  80. wow...awesome!! Loved it & can't wait to try it!

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  81. This looks heavenly! I can't wait for summer :)

    ~Kristi @ mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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  82. I would have never thought to use shortbread in a trifle. I am going to try this soon because I love all the things in it.

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  83. Lisa,
    This looks so delicious! I've only just started to make Trifle and can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing :)
    Michelle

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  84. This looks AMAZING! I can't find how to cook the shortbread - do we just look on another recipe somewhere? lol - I'm sorry, I feel dense even asking this question!

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  85. Oh my gosh, I am SLOW... lol - I'm sorry for being so dense! Thank you for your reply. I am sooo making this.

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  86. What a yummy looking trifle, it sounds perfect for the summer months. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by tomorrow and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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