With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Light and Creamy Peach Melba Trifle

Monday, July 5, 2010

Light and Creamy Peach Melba Trifle

Are you looking for a recipe that is both delicious and pretty. How about a no-bake dessert and one that your guests will love. 


This recipe has been in our family for many years and we're not sure now who first made it. I do know it is always at one of our gatherings, whether it is a holiday, baby shower, graduation or summertime celebration.

Fresh peaches are amazing but honestly, we almost always use canned and it is delicious. So, it is an anytime- time-of-year dessert with ingredients readily available.

The pudding part is so creamy and light as is the angel food cake. The dollops of raspberry jam throughout compliment all of the other ingredients. 

Serve the trifle in a large, clear glass bowl if you have one. All the layers look too pretty to hide. A salad bowl, crystal bowl or even a punch bowl all work.

Sometimes I make an Angel Food cake from a box but the grocery store usually has prepared ones in the bakery section. Often I will pick up two and store the extra one in the freezer so I have it available when I want a quick dessert.

Angel food cake is light in calories but there are a few things that can be done to really lighten the calories in this dessert. Instead of whipping cream, substitute an 8-ounce container of thawed, lite or sugar-free frozen whipped topping. It works perfectly. Use peaches in light or extra-light syrup and sugar-free pudding. Though I haven't tried it, I suppose you could even use sugar-free jam or a fruit spread.

However you make it, it is a lovely dessert!

Peach Melba Trifle

PRINT RECIPE

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 1/2 c. water
1 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
2 c. (1 pt.) whipping cream, whipped
1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. orange juice
1 (10 oz.) prepared angel food cake, torn into small pieces (about 8 c.)
1 1/2 lbs. fresh peaches, pared and sliced or 1 (29 oz.) can sliced peaches,
drained
1/4 c. red raspberry preserves
Toasted almonds and additional preserves, optional

In large bowl, combine Eagle Brand and water; mix well. Add pudding mix; beat until well blended. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream and 1 tbsp. orange juice.
Place 4 cups cake pieces in a 2-quart glass serving bowl. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. orange juice. Top with half the peach slices, 1/4 cup preserves and half the pudding mixture. Repeat layering with remaining cake, juice, peaches and pudding; chill. Garnish with almonds and additional preserves, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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28 comments:

Leann said...

Yumm, this sounds fab. Peach anything is my favorite. I get a great peach bread from Lancaster County that is wonderful!

Enjoy!
Leann

Ann said...

That just screams refreshing to me. Boy does it look good. I like the idea of the lighter version and peaches have always been a favorite of mine.

Mildred said...

What a pretty dessert and seems so light and refreshing. I'll have to try this with Georgia peaches!

Dishesdone said...

Looks beautiful! Sounds so good! Peachy :)

Deb said...

It looks so pretty...and sounds so yummy. I love peaches!!!

Susan said...

Looks and sounds luscious, LDH. And I love your trifle bowl! Gorgeous. Susan

Karen said...

I love this type of dessert, and yours always looks so pretty!

25BAR said...

That looks just perfect!

Ruza123 said...

I making trifle too,but you are look so delicious,and i love trifle bowl to!!:)

Abounding Treasures said...

Looks scrumptious!

EG Wow said...

This looks incredibly tasty!

Carolyn Jung said...

So glam looking! That would be the perfect dessert to grace the center of any special gathering.

Leslie said...

this looks so tasty

Dayle said...

You did again. I'm hungry.

Julie Harward said...

This looks so good to me, I love peach anything! Loved catching up on your posts too, looks like you had a great 4th of July too :D

Debbie said...

I have a whole peach theme going this week because I keep finding great peach recipes.

Good thing too since I livee in the heart of peach country and this is peach season. This would make the perfect peach night dessert!
Our local grocery store has sugar free angel food cakes too, making it even lighter!

crochet lady said...

That looks perfect for a summer day!

bettyl said...

That looks so yummy! I just might have to make that. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

This looks so delicious! Great summer flavors. What a beautiful trifle dish!

Regina said...

Yummy and inviting.
Wonderful.

Haden News said...

I did a peach recipe too! Your trifle looks so yummy.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The trifle looks great and what a beautiful bowl-enjoy!

Joyce said...

So refreshing on a hot day and I think you are having some weather up there. Stay cool.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous bowl and your trifle recipe sounds delicious.

Kathleen said...

Looks good! And I have fresh peaches on hand!

Jennifer said...

I love the peach recipes right now since they are coming in fresh! This sounds wonderful!

Shirley said...

Looks like the perfect summertime desert!!! Beautiful.

pam neal said...

Where can I buy the top bowl???? I have been looking for it for quite sometime now.
Thanks pam

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