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.
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:
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.