Cranberry Trifle

Cranberry Trifle makes mincemeat of holiday leftovers! Sure, everybody has their favorite recipe for turkey sandwich and potato patties. But until now, who knew what to do with cranberry sauce? Make this easy and delicious trifle, of course!

This trifle is so special you can make it for company, but I think it’s a great treat for your family over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. You can have it with some tea or cocoa when you come back from Christmas shopping or decorating the house, and it’s even great for breakfast!

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Cranberry Trifle

  • 2 cups cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 angel food cake
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup grated white chocolate

Note: You can use whole berry cranberry sauce, or the gelled kind in this recipe. For the whole berry sauce, just combine it with the sugar. For the gelled kind, break it up with a fork and melt slowly in the saucepan, then add sugar.

In medium saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla. Heat slowly, stirring frequently, over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

In large microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup white chocolate chips with 3/4 cup heavy cream. Microwave on low for 1 minute, then remove and stir. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until cold, about 30 minutes. Add remaining whipping cream and powdered sugar to the melted chip mixture; beat until stiff peaks form.

Cut angel food cake into 2″ squares. In a large bowl (preferably glass to see the layers), layer cake, cranberry sauce, whipped cream mixture, chopped chocolate, and pecans. Continue layering until all ingredients are used. Sprinkle grated white chocolate over all; cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Serves 12

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