Sak's 5th Avenue Strawberry and Lemon Trifle

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Manami

Oh those days!....When we would come up to NYC from Cuba and my great aunt would take me to Saks' on 5th Avenue for lunch and I would just stare in wonderment. They were all just so elegant and lovely people, with their hats & short veils and their white gloves - ok enough reminiscing! This is a copycat recipe but it was still nice to remember. I am sure this recipe can be made with pre-mixed items and whipped non-dairy topping. Haven't made this as yet but will soon. Am estimating the prep times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SYRUP:.
  2. Combine sugar, lemon juice and water in small saucepan.
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 1 minute.
  5. Cover and chill.
  6. PUDDING:.
  7. Prepare pudding as pkg direction states.
  8. Transfer to small individual dessert bowls or fluted goblets, only filling 1/4 full.
  9. Chill until set.
  11. Roughly chop strawberries then divide and mash one half of the strawberries.
  12. Then combine the mashed and chopped strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan on medium heat and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  13. ASSEMBLY:.
  14. Cut cake crosswise into 8 pieces.
  15. Cut each piece into 3 strips.
  16. Layer cake on top of set pudding, trimming to fit.
  17. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons lemon syrup, then the stwed strawberries.
  18. Repeat layering.
  19. Top with generous amounts of whipping cream.
  20. Garnish with strawberry slices or mint sprigs.

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