Cranberry Trifle

Cranberry Trifle

I’ve given you a couple of cranberry recipes this week, and I thought I would follow with a dessert. This gluten-free cranberry trifle combines cranberry and orange with yellow cake.  It looks nice in a trifle bowl or other clear serving bowl.

Cranberry Trifle
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3-4 cups torn yellow cake
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 16 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • Whipped cream or cool whip
  1. Prepare the pudding according to the package instructions and chill.
  2. Place half the cake pieces in a large serving bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with half the orange juice.
  4. Top with half the cranberry sauce, oranges, and pudding.
  5. Repeat cake, juice, cranberry sauce, oranges and pudding.
  6. Chill for several hours.
  7. Top with whipped cream or cool whip before serving.

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About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. The Happy Housewife says:

    sounds yummy! Arden’s favorite dessert is trifle so we make it at her request frequently!

  2. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says:

    Lovely recipe. It’s so interesting to see all the different things that people are making this Christmas!

  3. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    A nice change from heavy holiday desserts. Yum!

  4. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    This sounds wonderful, not so heavy as some Christmas desserts. I would love to make this. Thanks for sharing and linking up. Merry Christmas.

  5. That looks GOOD!
    Merry Christmas,

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