Wednesday, January 20, 2010

i heart ... orange creamsicle trifle

for my niece brennan's birthday dinner
i asked her what dessert she would like me to make.
she said "orange trifle".
i've never seen an orange trifle,
but why not?
you can make a trifle out of whatever you want!
so i thought about it,
then put it together,
and it turned out soooooooooo good!
way beyond my expectations!
and it had an orange creamsicle flavor
so i decided that would be the official name.
it sounds more cute, too.

paula's orange creamsicle trifle
2 pound cakes
orange juice (no pulp)
12 navel oranges from my backyard because they're the best!
vanilla pudding (recipe below)
whipped cream
1) section the oranges. you can learn how to do that here. this removes all of the white pith.
2) make pudding according to package directions, plus about 1/3 cup extra liquid to thin it out a little.
3) cut angel food cake into 1 inch cubes.
4) pour 1/2 cup o.j. into a bowl. dip cake cubes in o.j. (don't soak, just quickly dip)
5) layer bottom of trifle dish with cake.
6) layer sectioned oranges over cake (i used 6 oranges for each orange layer).
7) pour half of pudding over oranges.
8)start again with another cake layer,
and continue on with layers in the same order as before.
9) top with whipped cream

vanilla pudding

Vanilla Pudding


  1. In a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the milk mixture into egg yolks.
  2. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour pudding into a bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Serve warm or cold (do not stir during chilling). Makes 4 servings.


1 comment:

  1. That sounds delicious! You are such a good cook. I am sure Brennan loved it!