Recipe: Red White and Blue Amaretto Mascarpone Trifle

This recipe for Red White and Blue Amaretto Mascarpone Trifle is one I experimented with when I had lots of blueberries and strawberries. The combination of flavors … the tartness of the fruit with the sweet and tang of the filling complement each other perfectly.

I love to make trifles… all kinds.. the recipes you can invent are limitless… and I’m never one to get stuck in a rut making the same thing all the time… so with the 4th of July coming up .. what better time than now to post a red white and blue dessert.


This filling is sweet… probably too sweet to be eaten alone or without a tart fruit… so I would recommend you stick to blueberries and strawberries, don’t substitute a sweeter fruit.

I wrote the recipe as I made it… I used Amaretto for the almond flavoring… you could use almond extract instead.. I used 1 tablespoon of Amaretto… to use almond extract instead.. you would use ¼ teaspoon .. or to taste.

This is a rich dessert… I wouldn’t recommend you top this trifle off with whipped cream.. I just think it would be too much.

I used a plain pound cake… sliced and diced into small cubes… about ½ slice per serving.

I made individual trifles… this recipe can be doubled or quadrupled to make one large trifle depending on the size of your bowl. This recipe made 2 large individual trifles with a little left over filling.

My individual trifle glasses are pretty good size.. this dessert is rich and filling… you may want to consider using a smaller glass.

You can use other types of glasses to make a very pretty presentation… a martini glass or a small plain juice glass will work nicely.

If you’re doing this for a party.. consider using those small clear plastic glasses.
Make sure the mascarpone and the cream cheese are soft.. it will make a creamier filling. You can soften cream cheese quickly in the microwave… click here for my post for instructions.

I hope you enjoy this terrific dessert.

Recipe: Red White and Blue Amaretto Mascarpone Trifle

All you need:

1 pkg. (8 oz.) mascarpone, softened
1 pkg. (4 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon Amaretto
¼ cup sugar
Pound cake, sliced then cut into small cubes
Strawberries, sliced

All you need to do:

Place mascarpone, cream cheese, heavy cream, Amaretto and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Using the paddle attachment beat the mixture on medium speed until completely mixed and creamy.

Place a layer of blueberries in a dessert glass.

Cover the blueberries liberally with some filling.

Place a layer of pound cake cubes over the filling.

Place a layer of strawberry slices on top of the pound cake.

Cover the strawberries liberally with filling.

Decorate the top with more blueberries and sliced strawberries.

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