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Very Berry Trifle

A simply elegant way to use Michigan berries.

Ingredients

Ingredients
<ul> <li>2/3 cup each raspberries, blueberries, blackberries (or strawberries if in season), rinsed</li> <li>1/2 cup fresh orange juice and 1 tablespoon zest, finely chopped</li> <li>1 pint heavy cream</li> <li>1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract</li> <li>1 purchased angel food cake, sliced into 1/2-inch slices</li> <li>4 ounces almonds, sliced</li> <li>1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and sugar</li> <li>Fresh mint as garnish</li> </ul>

Directions

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the berries, orange juice and zest. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow the fruit to macerate. Pour the heavy cream and vanilla into a mixer or chilled copper bowl and whip until soft peaks form. In a trifle dish place a layer of the angel food cake. On top of the cake, spoon a layer of the berries, then a layer of whipped cream, then a sprinkle of almonds. Repeat the layering until you reach the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with cinnamon, sugar and fresh mint. Serves six.

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski