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These easy to make berry mason jar trifles are the perfect summer dessert. Filled with your favorite berries and topped with a delicious vanilla lime yogurt sauce, these trifles are berry good! While this post is sponsored by Healthy Family Project, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
Berry Mason Jar Trifles
Summer is here and the kids are officially out of school (YIKES!) and that means they are here more…eating more…well, you know 😉 I like to have a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables on hand for snacking. While, my kiddos aren’t the best about grabbing a handful of berries when they need a snack, if I make a dessert with fresh berries they eat it up no problem. So, that’s what I did. I made a beautiful berry-filled trifle.
I put my trifles in mason jars so that they are easy to grab and enjoy.
I grabbed a prepared pound cake while I was at Publix picking up my Driscoll’s strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries for my fruit salad trifles. I wanted my sauce to be light and easy to make, so I decided that a simple yogurt sauce would be perfect. I grabbed a few Coast Tropical limes and some Wonderful Pistachios at Publix too and then headed home to make some deliciousness.
Pistachios? Yep. I wanted to add a bit of roasted saltiness to the fruit parfaits and I thought that pistachios would be the perfect way to do it. A little salt and crunch to all that natural sweetness from the berries and vanilla lime yogurt sauce.
These fresh berry trifles are super easy to make, so they are perfect for gatherings or just when you want to serve up a sweet snack to the family.
Basically all you have to do is wash the berries, toast up the pound cake, layer it in your mason jars and top with the yogurt sauce.
I do recommend serving right after you top your summer berry trifles with the yogurt sauce and pistachios, but they are also good if you cover them and eat them later. I made 5 the other day, and since it was just me and the kids home, we ate 3, I covered the other two and the kids ate them after dinner and they were just as good! It actually gave the sweet yogurt sauce a chance to soak into the pound cake. So good!
Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to let you know all that if you are buying the ingredients for my Berry Mason Jar Trifle at Publix too, you will actually be helping your local Feeding America Food Bank. What do you have to do? Nothing special! Just purchase the ingredients and Healthy Family Project and Publix handle the rest. I have the list of all the Brand Sponsors listed below to look out for while you are shopping at Publix. By purchasing Driscoll’s (my berries), Coast Tropical (my limes), and Wonderful Pistachios I helped my local Feeding America Food Bank. Do Good, Feel Good.
Just look for the Produce for Kids logo in the produce department of your Publix store now through June 16. These health-conscious brands are helping to end hunger in your community by giving back 700,000 meals to Feeding America food banks in the Publix community.
Alright, now are you all ready for a sweet berrylicious dessert?
You will need fresh berries and a few other simple ingredients to make these fresh fruit trifles with yogurt sauce:
Prepared butter pound cake
To make my Berry Mason Jar Trifles you only need about 15 minutes, you will toast the pound cake for about 12 minutes, and while it’s toasting to can wash and dry your berries and get your mason jars ready for serving. Oh and make the yogurt sauce! Super easy. And worth every minute 🙂
Why did I toast the pound cake?
It gave it “crouton” like texture which worked well with all the fresh berries and the fruit salad yogurt sauce.
Do you have to toast the pound cake?
No, probably not, but it only takes 12 minutes, so unless you are super crunched for time, I would give it a try.
Can you use plain yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt?
Sure, I liked the extra flavor that the vanilla gave the sauce, but you can definitely substitute plain yogurt.
These mason jar trifles would definitely be a great idea for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day since they are an easy red, white and blue dessert. But, of course, you can enjoy them anytime of year when fresh berries are available and in season.
Now, here is my Berry Good Mason Jar Trifle recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
Summer Berry Trifles
- Mason Jars
- Fresh strawberries rinsed, dried and sliced
- Fresh blueberries rinsed and dried
- Fresh raspberries rinsed and dried
- Fresh blackberries rinsed and dried
- Prepared butter pound cake cubed - I used 1/2 the cake for 5 mason jars
- 1 tbsp Roasted and Salted Pistachios ground
- ¼ cup Vanilla yogurt
- juice from one lime approx 2 tablespoons
- ½ tsp lime zest
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Cut the pound cake in half and cut into small cubes.
- Toast the pound cake cubes for 12 minutes, they will be a tad "crunchy".
- While the cake cubes are baking, make the yogurt sauce.
- In a small bowl mix the vanilla yogurt, lime juice, lime zest and honey. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- When the cake cubes are done, layer your berries and cake in the mason jar in any order you would like.
- Top with prepared yogurt sauce.
- Sprinkle on ground pistachios.
I hope you enjoy these Berry Mason Jar Trifles as much as we do!
Here is a list of all the Brand Partners to look for at Publix while you are doing your grocery shopping:
By simply purchasing the products that you normally would, you will be supporting your local food bank. How awesome is that?! And easy 🙂
What is one of your favorite summer desserts?
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