Light and Easy Pear-Strawberry Trifle

Sep 22 2010

This mouth-watering dessert is filled with good for you fruit and is a cinch to put together. Recipe adapted from Pear Bureau Northwest


Dietitian's Tip: 

Get creative with the fruit selections in this dish. Try adding blueberries, bananas, or mandarin oranges to change the flavor profile of this southern delight.


2 pared, cored, and thinly sliced pears
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
½ teaspoon almond extract, optional
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
½ 9 inch angel food cake, cut to 1-inch cubes
3 cups vanilla or lemon flavored yogurt
Garnish: pear slices and mint sprigs


Toss pears in lemon juice, and strawberries in almond extract (if using).
Combine orange juice and honey, mix well.

Layer a deep 2 to 2 ½ quart glass bowl in the following order: 1/3 of cake sprinkled with 1 tablespoon orange juice mixture, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup pear slices, 1 cup strawberries; repeat.

Layer remaining cake, sprinkle with remaining orange juice mixture and spread 1 cup yogurt over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before serving. Garnish with pear slices and mint just before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 161 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 34 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber, 182 mg sodium, 117 mg potassium, 9 mg magnesium, 168 mg calcium