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Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Mousse Trifle

by Laura

It is the end of my week of posts for Easter dinner and of course we have gotta end with dessert.  I decided to create a trifle recipe.  I wanted to create some thing with angel food cake and strawberries.  However, I didn’t want it to be your regular old angel food cake, strawberries, and cream.  I needed a twist and went for it with a twist of lemon, lemon mousse that is.  It turned out great!  The whole family loved it.  My husband who isn’t a huge lemon fan devoured it.  He said it had the perfect balance of lemon without being tart.  And if you don’t have a trifle bowl, a large glass bowl will work just as well.  So there you have it, my trifle creation.
Today’s virtual Easter dinner recipe is by Aimee from Simple Bites. She is sharing Rosemary Potato Strudel.
If a trifle isn’t what you are looking for, here are a few other yummy suggestions.


Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Mousse Trifle

  • 1 (4 3/4 oz) pkg. Strawberry Danish dessert (found by the gelatin)**
  • 2 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1 (3.4 oz) instant lemon pudding
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 (14 oz) angel food cake, cut into about 1 inch cubes
  • extra strawberries for garnish (optional)
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, whisk together the danish dessert and cold water.  Cover the bowl with a piece of waxed paper and microwave for 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes.
  2. Remove from the microwave and allow danish dessert to cool for 1 hour.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the whipping cream and milk until soft peaks form.  Add the dry pudding to the cream mixture and  beat until stiff peaks form.  Then fold in the lemon zest.
  4. Once the danish dessert has cooled for the 1 hour fold in the fresh strawberry slices.  It will look like a strawberry sauce.
  5. In a trifle bowl or large glass bowl, layer 1/2 of the cake cubes followed with 1/2 of the strawberry sauce and the 1/2 of the lemon mousse.  Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.  You can pipe on the last layer of lemon mousse to make it decorative.  Chill for at least 3-4 hours before serving. Serves 10-12.

** Strawberry Pie Glaze may be substituted.  The danish dessert does have a more gelatin-like consistency after refrigeration, but strawberry pie glaze will work just as good.
This recipe is a Real Mom Kitchen original!

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Carol Hebert April 19, 2014 - 2:12 pm

If you use the strawberry glaze do you still mix it with the water and cook it in the microwave? How much glaze should you use – the package came with 13 oz

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Ronnie Walls March 9, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Love the recipes

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Ronnie Walls March 9, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Love the recipes

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L. G. O'Connell March 9, 2014 - 12:20 pm

In Canada (or at least where I live!), we do not have the Strawberry Danish desert or the Strawberry Pie glaze. Could I use strawberry gelatin instead? Or do you have some other substitution I might try? I’d really like to make this, but it might be difficult if no substitution available. Thanks!

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Kitty March 26, 2014 - 12:47 pm

From allrecipes.com
Recipe for pie but should work for the Trifle
Strawberry Glazed Pie
6 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons strawberry flavored Jell-O® (Gelatin)
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
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Directions
Mix together the sugar, water, gelatin and cornstarch in a medium large saucepan. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
Fold in the sliced strawberries, toss until well coated. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
Chill until well set. Serve topped with whipped cream.
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L. G. O'Connell March 9, 2014 - 12:20 pm

In Canada (or at least where I live!), we do not have the Strawberry Danish desert or the Strawberry Pie glaze. Could I use strawberry gelatin instead? Or do you have some other substitution I might try? I’d really like to make this, but it might be difficult if no substitution available. Thanks!

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Kitty March 26, 2014 - 12:47 pm

From allrecipes.com
Recipe for pie but should work for the Trifle
Strawberry Glazed Pie
6 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons strawberry flavored Jell-O® (Gelatin)
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
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Directions
Mix together the sugar, water, gelatin and cornstarch in a medium large saucepan. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
Fold in the sliced strawberries, toss until well coated. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
Chill until well set. Serve topped with whipped cream.
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Jillian June 20, 2011 - 4:24 pm

I loved this recipe. I made it for my boyfriend and we both fell in love with it. Can’t wait to make it again next weekend for a grad party. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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Jillian June 20, 2011 - 4:24 pm

I loved this recipe. I made it for my boyfriend and we both fell in love with it. Can’t wait to make it again next weekend for a grad party. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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Susanne May 20, 2011 - 8:33 pm

A medium Vodka dry Martini – with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred.

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Susanne May 20, 2011 - 8:33 pm

A medium Vodka dry Martini – with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred.

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Dezi A April 17, 2011 - 11:51 am

That looks and sounds fabulous!! I just be making that for next Sunday. Thanks!

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Dezi A April 17, 2011 - 11:51 am

That looks and sounds fabulous!! I just be making that for next Sunday. Thanks!

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[email protected] April 15, 2011 - 6:25 pm

What a great creation! I love the flavor of lemon pudding.

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[email protected] April 15, 2011 - 6:25 pm

What a great creation! I love the flavor of lemon pudding.

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Sarah April 15, 2011 - 8:17 am

Wow Laura, this looks amazing! My mouth is literally watering. 🙂
Did you know we are blog hopping again today for Easter? Would so love if you came by and shared this one!
https://www.recipelionblog.com/fabulous-food-friday-april-blog-hop/
Also I wanted to let you know we are doing another blogger eCookbook, so if you’d like to contribute a recipe for our Mother’s Day, let me know! I’m gathering recipes to build for Monday.
Thanks, as always loving you blog and recipe ideas!
Sarah @ RecipeLion

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Sarah April 15, 2011 - 8:17 am

Wow Laura, this looks amazing! My mouth is literally watering. 🙂
Did you know we are blog hopping again today for Easter? Would so love if you came by and shared this one!
https://www.recipelionblog.com/fabulous-food-friday-april-blog-hop/
Also I wanted to let you know we are doing another blogger eCookbook, so if you’d like to contribute a recipe for our Mother’s Day, let me know! I’m gathering recipes to build for Monday.
Thanks, as always loving you blog and recipe ideas!
Sarah @ RecipeLion

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Carey April 15, 2011 - 7:24 am

I love this for Easter, great combo strawberry with lemon! I just need a trifle bowl!

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Carey April 15, 2011 - 7:24 am

I love this for Easter, great combo strawberry with lemon! I just need a trifle bowl!

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