Cherry Cheesecake Trifle Dessert – The Perfect Christmas Trifle Recipe!
Well Thanksgiving is over, and it’s already time to start thinking about the delicious sweets and treats that go along with Christmas. Visions of sugarplums won’t be enough to satisfy your hungry friends, family, and coworkers! If you’re looking for a sugary snack that doesn’t require a master chef, look no further than this Christmas trifle recipe.
“Hmmm, what exactly is a trifle?” is probably what many of you are thinking. Well, it’s an English dessert made from some combination of custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream arranged in layers. Basically, its a bowl or glass full of deliciousness stacked on more deliciousness! This Christmas trifle recipe may not be a traditional trifle in the strictest sense of the word but it’s close enough and just as good!
What I love about this Christmas trifle recipe (besides the fact that it is super quick and easy to make) is that it isn’t overwhelming. So many Christmas desserts are heavy or sickeningly sweet but this Christmas trifle recipe results in a concoction that is light and just right.
Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself…it’ll only take a few minutes to make!
Bonus: This Christmas trifle recipe is well, Christmasy with its white and red coloring.
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1 package of graham crackers (about 6 full crackers)
8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
2 cups Cool Whip
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cherry pie filling
Zip lock freezer bag
Electric hand mixer
Serving bowl or glass
2. In a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
3. In a bowl or a glass, create a base layer of graham cracker crumbs followed by a layer of the cheesecake filling and topped with a bit of cherry pie filling.
4. Repeat layers until the glass is full.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.