Thursday, March 15, 2012

Amaretto Brownie Trifle

This amazing dessert was inspired by one that a very close family friend of ours makes.  She has now spoiled us with it twice.  So much that, when we do pot luck dinners together and she asks what she should bring, the very first thing that comes to my mind is this, this spectacular trifle of ooey-gooey goodness.  And now that my husband, Rich, and I crave this dessert every few months or so, I became determined to replicate it for ourselves and brand it as my own.  With a little twist here and a little twist there, I have now created my own version of her masterpiece.  And it's a pretty darn good one at that.

1 carton of red-ripe strawberries (washed, tops cut off and sliced vertically)
1/4 cup of amaretto liquor
3 regular-sized boxes of Instant French Vanilla Pudding (prepared as directed)
1 batch of a 9x9 pan of chocolate brownies (cut into small squares)
1 large tub of Cool Whip (defrosted)

-Place your sliced strawberries in a shallow bowl with the amaretto; toss to evenly coat and let stand about 30 minutes to infuse them.  Once your strawberries are good and ready you can begin to layer them on the bottom of a large glass trifle dish.  Follow with a layer of brownies, a layer of pudding, a layer of cool whip.  Repeat all layers until you have used all of your ingredients, making sure to end it with a layer of strawberries over the last layer of cool whip.  And viola!  Serves 8 or so.  Enjoy!

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