Mason Jar Dessert: Stars and Stripes Berry Trifles

Are you a fan of mason jar desserts? Oh good, me too! Stars & Stripes Berry Trifles are an easy and delicious way to celebrate Memorial  Day or July 4th!


 Best of all, since this dessert in a jar is ‘no-bake’, you have more time to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!


More of a procedure than a recipe, you can customize your trifle-in-a-jar with the fruit and cake flavor of your choice, altering the layers with your choice of custard, pudding, lemon curd, whipped cream or a combination! Assemble a day ahead or several hours in advance and refrigerate. Use the jar lids for a portable picnic dessert, topping with additional whipped cream and berries when ready to serve.



Makes (6) pint or (12) half pint mason jar desserts

8 oz. cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchâtel)

1 (10 oz.) jar lemon curd, or make your own microwave lemon curd

 8 oz. container whipped topping

 Half of a pound cake or angel food cake, cut in cubes (from grocery store bakery)

1 pint each: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, (rinsed and dried, strawberries sliced)


Mix softened cream cheese with lemon curd, until smooth. (Use a food processor for easy mixing. You can make ahead a couple of days in advance and store in refrigerator until ready to assemble.)

Build your trifle as desired, layering cubes of cake, berries, cream cheese/lemon curd mixture. Repeat layers alternating with whipped cream for cream cheese/curd layer as you assemble.

Top with additional whipped cream and berries when ready to serve.

Printable Recipe

Or fill a trifle bowl to serve a crowd!

Patriotic Berry Trifle recipe, HERE.

I used Ball Stars & Stripes Keepsake Canning Jars to serve these Berry Trifles. The Stars and Stripes Keepsake Ball Jars are new for 2018. In addition to the classic Ball logo, they feature a Stars and Stripes embossment, adding a patriotic touch to your canning, storage, beverage, and décor creations, ideal for family picnics for the Fourth of July and Memorial Day!

Pfaltzgraff Americana flatware was a Tuesday Morning find a couple of years ago. It’s available on Amazon, here.


The winners of my Stars and Stripes Ball Jars Giveaway are:

Teresa Cline

 Jackie P

I’ll be in touch with you by email and get your jars to you!

Thanks to all who entered!

Stars and Stripes Keepsake Ball Jars are available at Walmart.

You can find additional recipes to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry, HERE.

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday

  42 comments for “Mason Jar Dessert: Stars and Stripes Berry Trifles

  1. May 21, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert! I’m off to Walmart for a set of these jars ;)

  2. May 21, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Oh Mary, You made my morning! I’m so excited to win a set of these patriotic jars! Thank you for the delicious dessert in a jar recipe too. Now I’m afraid I’ll have to order those cute Americana spoons! xo Teresa

  3. Granny 35 (France)
    May 21, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Bonne idée de dessert : fraîche et succulente ! Et dans laquelle on peut modérer la quantité de sucre !
    Bonne journée.

    • May 21, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Merci Granny 35 pour ta visite et commente. ♥

  4. May 21, 2018 at 7:09 am

    What is it about food in a jar?! These look tempting and festive! Thanks for letting us know where to find the jars and spoons too 🇺🇸

  5. May 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Mary, I love a jar dessert! They are so festive and the no bake is a time saver. These are so pretty and perfect for Memorial Day…Happy Monday!

  6. May 21, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue and a dessert I can make, lol! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  7. May 21, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I’m thrilled to win a set of these jars Mary! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful patriotic recipes too!!

  8. May 21, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Congrats to the winners!…Love this dessert….the perfect one for a Red, White and Blue picnic!m Happy Monday Mary!

  9. May 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

    There is nothing better than dessert in a jar Mary, and your combo of lemon curd & whipped cream with cake and berries has me drooling. I have a lemon pound cake on the counter that needs some fixing up, it’s about to meet some berries and whipped cream! How cute to post this recipe with your announcement of the lucky winners!

  10. May 21, 2018 at 9:11 am

    YUM! 🇺🇸

  11. May 21, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for making me hungry for dessert at 6am !
    Ps I am always hungry for dessert😬

    • May 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

      It has fruit, consider it breakfast :)

  12. May 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    These look scrumptious!!! I love when your posts turn to boating season!! We just got our little fishing boat in the water. I am trying to talk my husband into a pontoon boat this year – I think I just may have him convinced – since we can only take two other people out on the lake at a time on his bass boat! I can just imagine you enjoying these on your pontoon!!

    • May 21, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Hi Ann, I hope you can talk him into it! Ours is a 2005, the new ones are pretty fancy. :)

  13. S Williams
    May 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful dessert Mary! Perfect in jars as we use them often for many foods. I have learned lots of tips and gotten so many great ideas from you. Every time I visit Tuesday Morning, Home Goods, or Pier One I am always thinking of your table settings. My husband has asked how many dishes do we need. LOL He does love the table settings though and photographs them for posterity. Happy Monday! Clara

    • May 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Clara, I’m considering a 12-step dish program if you want to join me :) How fun that your hubby appreciates your tablesettings and photographs them!

      • May 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        Mary, is it an open membership? I have the same addiction..I think when I gave up cigarettes 20 some years ago, is when I started collecting dishes…what am I going to do!! Can’t help myself!!! But I live them!! LOL!! ❤️

  14. May 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be making these for our 4th of July picnic. The parade goes right past our house and everyone stays for a picnic. Great make ahead idea!

  15. Jo
    May 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Great idea for an easy delicious treat for any Summer holiday!

  16. Alice
    May 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Great idea for our Fourth of July parade in South Dakota. Will use your idea to carry salad and dessert and ice tea and sit on a blanket under a tree and watch the parade go by. So fun !🎇🎆

  17. Marion
    May 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Mary this recipe looks delicious.

  18. Marilyn
    May 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Mary I love the patriotic food. It is so yummy looking.

  19. Joan
    May 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Thank You for this red,white and blue recipe. Love the patriotic spoons.

  20. May 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations to the winners and to us too! After all, we can now make these delicious desserts!!!🎊❤️🇺🇸🍰🍮🍪

  21. May 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    We are having our dinner group here on Saturday so these will be perfect! I think I will serve them in sundae glasses! Thanks, Mary!

  22. franki
    May 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Yummmm…that sounds like a wonderful fruit dressing…anything with CREAM CHEESE!!! franki

  23. May 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Lovin’ your fun flag flatware Mary and congrats to the winners! Have a great week:@)

  24. Catherine LUXEREAU
    May 22, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Bonjour Mary, Merci pour la délicieuse recette de dessert….je crois que je vais tenter (j’adore les fraises, mûres et myrtilles, etc..) ! Encore bravo pour vos photographies, elles sont vraiment très jolies…Je vous souhaite une excellente journée ensoleillée ! :-)

    • May 22, 2018 at 6:02 am

      Merci Catherine pour tes visites et tes doux commentaires. Je vous souhaite également une journée ensoleillée!

  25. May 22, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Your dessert jars have me drooling! Looks so yummy and pretty.

  26. Cyndi Raines
    May 22, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Ordered the patriotic flatware to go with a set of 4 red and a set of 4 blue that I purchased from Rite Aid a few years ago, so now I can have a party for 12! Hooray! (I may be joining your club, hehe.) With that many guests, I will make this wonderful desert in a trifle bowl, but love the look also in the canning jars, yummy! Happy Memorial Day! We are already at the lake and enjoying the beauty! Thanks Mary! 😉♥️🇺🇸 Congrats to the winners!

    • May 22, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Hi Cyndi! Enjoy your flatware and lake time! 🇺🇸🍽 🚤⛵️🌞❤️

  27. Virginia
    May 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Always enjoy your patriotic themed post the red white and blue so pulled together. You always amaze me. We left our home this morning aboard our sailboat “At Last” bound for Beaufort, NC to join long time childhood friends for the weekend. We are spending tonight at the Alligator River Marina. Beautiful evening after a few showers during the trip.

    • May 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Virginia! We love Beaufort. It’s been several years since we’ve visited. Wishing you smooth sailing and calm seas. Happy Weekend ❤️ 🇺🇸⛵️🌞

  28. May 23, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Mary, I just discovered your blog from my longtime friend Pam at Every Day Living. I look forward to getting to know you!

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