Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, September 30, 2011

I realize that this is really just a trifle...but what I like about it is that instead of having a deep bowl of the same ingredients that you have to scoop down into, it's in a casserole dish and you can cut it into nice neat squares. Like I've mentioned on here before..anything with cream or pudding or a filling is right up my alley. Actually, the whole family loved this. I'm a pudding fan...#1 son is a fruit fan...and IT Guy is just a dessert fan! Score!

Fast Berry Casserole

1 1-pound pound cake (I used Recipe #75 in the recipe box and made it in two loaf pans instead of a bundt pan. A store-bought one is just fine, though.)
3 cups mixed berries - fresh or frozen
1 large box vanilla instant pudding
2 cups whole milk
1 8-ounce container Cool Whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk

In a large bowl, mix whole milk and pudding. Stir to combine. Stir in the Cool Whip and the sweetened condensed milk.

Slice pound cake into 1/2 inch slices.

In a 9x13 casserole dish, put down one layer of pound cake on the bottom. Top with some of the fruit then add some of the pudding mixture. Repeat with ingredients to add another layer ending with pudding on top. Smooth.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for several hours or overnight. You want the juice from the berries to soak down into the pound cake.

The stuff you'll need.

Mix the milk and pudding then add 
the sweetened condensed milk and the Cool Whip.

Slice your pound cake. You CAN use store-bought. 
I love Sara Lee!

Start layering the ingredients starting with the pound cake.

Add the berries. 
No need to sweeten them...
the cake and pudding give off enough sweetness.

Then add a layer of the pudding mixture.

Repeat with all ingredients one more time, 
ending with the pudding on top. 
Then smooth it. It's okay if the berries peek through. 
You can add whipping cream on 
top if you're feeling extra decadent.