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This was so good! I only used about half the powdered sugar as suggested, and I'm glad. It was plenty sweet. I loved the almond flavoring on the fruit. Instead of angel food cake, I used a sour cream pound cake by Paula Deen. It was fabulous!

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Lucky Clover July 08, 2012

This was excellent and I will definitely make again next year. Everyone loved it and many came back for seconds. It was difficult to make the layers look nice as the cream cheese layer tends to spread out. I will try harder next year and do thicker fruit layers.

I omitted the almond extract as my husband is allergic. I added extra vanilla extract instead. I also made it much healthier by using only one cup of confectioner's sugar in the cream cheese layer. Two cups seems excessive. I also did not add ANY sugar to the fruit. Strawberries and blueberries are naturally sweet enough that they don't need added sugar.

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Spencer #2 July 06, 2012

Made this for 4th of July 2012. Worth the time and effort, a hit. A large trifle bowl was nearly devoured at the bbq we attended. I also didn't use the almond, I wanted the fresh fruit flavor to shine and it did. Did cut the powdered sugar in half and probably could of gotten away with only 1/2. Will be a keeper for sure.

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Susang July 06, 2012

I was looking for a festive dessert for the Fourth, and this is it! My family loved it, and it looked so pretty. I used a homemade angel food cake, which I baked in a 9 x 13 pan. Thanks so much for a recipe I intend to use on an annual basis.

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tednjoc July 04, 2012

I made a few changes--I used pondcake sprinkled with an orange liqueur and didn't add the almond flavoring to the fruit..It was a big hit and everyone wanted the recipe.,almost forgot,sorry I didn't take a photo.I arranged the blueberries as stars and strawberries as stripes on the top of the dessert. A great 4th of July dessert!

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Ev362436 July 04, 2011

This was really good and everybody loved it!!! Thank!!

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Coastiehoney June 13, 2011

Definite hit! I didn't need it to look red, white, and blue and I couldn't find a large quantity of blueberries without spending a mini-fortune. So I mixed strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I also reduced the almond extract to 1 T b/c I felt 3 were too many. But it was just right and well received. Looks good, easy and tastes wonderful! My kind of dessert!

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Angie in St. Charles October 24, 2010

This is absolutely delicious and was a big hit at a Fourth of July party. Like others, I cut A LOT of the sugar. I used only 1 cup of confectioner's sugar in the cheese mixture rather than 2, and no sugar at all in the fruit. I also omitted the almond flavoring from the fruit. Made this way, this was a relatively light, wonderful dessert.

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c.aaron July 12, 2010

This was very easy and made me look like the hostess with the mostess..There were no leftovers! i did cut down on the sugar and used those pre-made shortcakes from the store and only had vanilla flavoring.... next time i will use the almond, but it really did turn out well ... thanks so much for posting !

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Raves July 05, 2010

Delicious! I made this in memory of my grandmother who just passed away, she used to always bring a trifle to our parties. It was a big hit there was nothing left all I had to do was clean my dish and bring it home. I did tweak it a little bit. I did not add as much almond to the strawberries and blueberries but I added extra almond to my filling. Instead of making the whipped cream, I did use store bought whipped topping. I used a pound cake that I cut up into squares and just layered the cake filling and the fruit. Fabulous everyone loved it.

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stacylu2472 July 05, 2010
4th of July Trifle