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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Apricot Trifle


A trifle is an simple dessert to put together with layers of cake,custard and fruits.I prepared this last dessert as a farewell to year 2008 with the luxurious apricot fruit.The canned apricots are affordable but the dried apricots are a little pricey.I used both dried and canned apricots in the trifle and prepare the custard
with low fat milk,If you can make the custard lump free then assembling the trifle is a cake walk.
Ingredients
6-8 apricot halves,canned
5-6 dried apricots,chopped
Chocolate cake or pound cake\sponge cake ,cut in small cubes
Apricot flavored Jello(kosher\halal) ,cook as per instructions and cut in any desired shape about 1 cup.
mixed dried fruits and nuts
For custard
2 cups reduced fat Organic milk
2 tablespoon corn starch\custard powder
2 tablespoon sugar
dash of pure vanilla extract(alcohol free)

Method
To make the custard,bring milk to a boil , dissolve corn starch in 2 tablespoon of water and slowly add in to the hot milk while stirring constantly.Cook until it thickens about 5 minutes and keep stirring to prevent lumps.Stir in the vanilla and cool.
Assemble the triple in a big transparent bowl or individual serving cups.Layer the
Jello cubes at the bottom ,then the cake slices or cubes,drizzle the custard all over,spread some chopped canned and dried apricot ,another layer of cake and custard ,finish by topping with remaining Jello,fruits and some nuts.Serve cold.
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Apricot trifle is my entry for A Fruit a month,a monthly fruit event started by Maheshwari,hostess of this month's luxurious Apricot fruit is Siri of Siri's Corner.
Apricot Nutrition Facts
Fresh, dried or canned, apricots are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, with just one fresh apricot providing about the daily recommendation of vitamin A. The beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body. This nutrient helps protect the eyes and keep the skin, hair, gums and various glands healthy. It also helps build bones and teeth. Plus, research shows that Vitamin A helps to fight infection by maintaining strong immunity.


Hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season. Thank you for visiting my space here and the lovely comments.Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

40 comments:

Anjum said...

awesome looking triffle...nice try with apricots...yasmeen...can u post a recipe of the triffle pudding(sunrise pudding)..the one made at hyderabadi weddings...with cake..fruits,,custard n icecream..i want full fat version...thanks

Priya said...

WOww trifle looks gorgeous n colourful...wat an excellent idea!!!

yasmeen said...

Thanks anjum and priya:)
Anjum,I didn't know this dessert has become famous in hyderabadi weddings.The basic recipe remains the same ,you can use any fruit even add a layer of ice cream ,use full fat milk to make the custard and add some whipped cream too.hope that helps dear.

sefa firdaus said...

it makes my mouth watery!

happy new year!

Ann said...

thats for sure the sweet to end the year..mouthwatering..

jen said...

Splendid trifle!Have a happy new year.

sam said...

looks very pretty,happy new year to you too.

Soma said...

I feel like having that now.. Gorgeous. I just love apricot in any form!

happy New Year to you!

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG that looks awesome hey you are tempting me yaar mmmm yummy

rekhas kitchen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY Yasmeen

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy dessert......happy new year

CookiePie said...

WOW - that looks so creamy and delicious!

Cham said...

That is gorgeous way to end up the year Yasmeen! I love Trifle which simple but elegant too...
Have a Happy & Prosperous New Year

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect entry Yasmeen.I also wanted to make something similar,but was lazy and will be missing the AFAM unless the deadline is extended. :D
Perfect and bright trifle.The colour is very lovely.

Vibaas said...

Looks super yum. Very tempting.

Wish you a very happy and wonderful new year!

Varsha Vipins said...

Did u get my last comment??if not..Mail me ur address..I am on my way..:D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Trifle looks so good and wonderful presentation!!

Jaishree said...

Wow!Trifle looks gorgeous..N mouthwatering..
Wishing u & your family very Happy &Prosperous new Year Yasmeen:)

Ivy said...

That looks and sounds great. Have a Happy New year.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Wow yasmeen...wonderful Trifle gr8 pic... really amazing look... Thats yasmeen always with colorful stuff.

Jeena said...

Lovely trifle I love apricots - happy new year. :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Wish you and your family a very happpy New Year!

Keerthana said...

that looks yummy and simple!
Wishing u a happy 2009!

Uma said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year 2009!

Sharmila said...

Wish you a very happy new year Yasmeen! :-)

nick said...

Happy new year!

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!
happy new year!

Sunshinemom said...

Delectable pictures for a delicious recipe!! Happy New Year, Yasmeen - Wish you a very healthy and prosperous New Year:)

Navita said...

i m bringing my spoon over! :)

Viki Xavier. said...

Amazing dear. U always make something different.. triffle looks drooling.
Happy New Year dear.

Padma Gopinath said...

looks yummy!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog... Happy New Year 2009 , Have a wonderful year ahead with lots of Happiness, Success, & Good Health[:)]

G.Pavani said...

Wishing u n ur family a happy new year...

Apricot trifle is superab yaar.. nice colur...

notyet100 said...

omg this looks so yum,...will try this soon,...nd ya wish u nd ur family a very happy new yr,..;-)

hijabee said...

This looks so yummmyyy my mouth is watering~~~~

teresa said...

Gorgeous.happy new year!

Sid said...

awesome presentation.

simmi said...

Wish I could grab that mouth watering dessert cups.

Jenny said...

Yum Yum!

Aparna said...

This one delicious and healthy trifle, Yasmeen.
Have been away from bloghopping for a while and can see much to catch up on.

Best wishes for a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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