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Mason Jar Dessert: Stars and Stripes Berry Trifles

A make-ahead no-bake dessert to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry! Serve in a jar for a portable and picnic-friendly dessert.
Makes (6) pint or (12) half pint mason jar desserts
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, dessert in a jar, easy, july 4th, make ahead, no bake, patriotic, strawberries
Servings: 6 pint jars


  • 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 or mixer 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. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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.
Yield: Makes (6) pint or (12) half pint mason jar desserts